Exploration MSS3 Fall 2021

Malina Maria Tezycka

Biomimicry is concerned with FUNCTIONAL solutions and does not necessarily focus on aesthetic values.

The aim of this project is to explore the potential of biomimicry while designing valuable structures for humans and other species. The project wishes to find a biomimicry concept that addresses rain protection and water collection, enabling the creation of sheltered spaces.

The project went through various stages, from biomimicry exploration to designing dew catching panels, ending on experiments with bioplastic.


How to translate adaptation in biology into solutions in architecture?

“Biomimicry involves learning from a source of ideas that has benefitted from a 3.8-billion-year research and development period. That source is the vast array of species that inhabit the earth and represent evolutionary success stories. Biological organisms can be seen as embodying technologies that are equivalent to those invented by humans and in many cases have solved the same problems with a far greater economy of means.”

-Michael Pawlyn