Biomimicry: a solution for more sustainable buildings

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Step into the future of real estate, where architecture and technology draw their inspiration from life. This back-to-basics approach is the ultimate goal for modernity. Discover this global phenomenon with LexpressProperty; a potential inspiration for our local constructions and Smart Cities.

What is biomimicry? It is an engineering technique, inspired by natural processes, their functioning, their shapes or materials, aimed at building more efficiently and sustainably.

A green revolution

The goal is simple: to be attentive to the evolution of living organisms and the lessons they provide. This will help in identifying their strengths and implementing them during construction - in all the possible fields. Well on track to revolutionise the field of research and development, biomimicry is a concrete solution for strong, innovative and sustainable buildings. In a transitional period regarding the preservation of the environment, the main concern of the property industry is not only to respect this phase but to have an active hand as well in this enterprise. We can thus see emerging studies on shells, cuticles and other coatings, with regards to exterior building materials to improve energy efficiency.

For instance, the Eastgate Building of Zimbabwe was inspired by the structure of termite mounds to create an optimal ventilation system. This building is thermally self-regulating and hence virtually eliminates the use of air conditioners… A deed which disrupts normal energy standards.

Aspiring to create more convenient buildings, researchers are studying biological materials as a source of inspiration, hoping for more adaptable solutions, and are even looking into the ability of self-cleaning as a resource, rethinking the whole world of architecture..

Biomimicry at all levels

Biomimicry is not only about the building as such but is first and foremost a philosophy. These futuristic buildings unveil a new concept of a community who values agroecology. Thus, one can find a garden where vegetables grow thanks to compost produced by the household wastes of its inhabitants.