Biophilia and Biomimicry
Biophilia and Biomimicry explain how nature and nature’s systems are used as inspiration to design and implement smart technologies and best practices for smarter cities.
Biophilic design is a technique that integrates many of nature’s qualities and functions into buildings, cities and human lives. Day lighting, a biophilic design technique, brings nature inside cities, buildings and homes. Studies show that the more natural elements brought into the workplace, the more productive employees are. Natural light increases serotonin production while decreasing the rate of employee absences. Furthermore, vegetation and greenery work to help employees recover from mental fatigue and aid in the reduction of stress.
Biomimicry replicates natural and circular processes to optimize resources and strengthen resiliency in society. When we learn to apply nature’s intricate capacities of efﬁciency and multi-functionality, we constructively improve technological, industrial and mechanical systems to better support human societies and the resources we depend on, rather than exploiting nature.. The application of biomimicry to building architecture embodies structural, aesthetic and mechanical qualities learned from natural habitats, including the human body.