November 4, 2007

Arch 1701 Fall 2006

In this course I learned how man effects nature on drastic levels. In some cases this can be a harmonizing effect, yet for the most part, it is most certainly not. This course introduced me to the idea of Biomimicry, which I found fascinating. This realm of architecture I would very much like to pursue. Biomimicry is a practice of architecture that attempts to design sustainable architecture that doesn't just take away from the environment. The basis behind biomimicry is that nature is the perfect architect. Through history, nature has found and formed ways of design that fit into the entire ecosystem of the world as a whole. If we as man could achieve just a feat, then our designs could possibly someday be on the same level as the complex systems and designs in nature.