Video: Michael Pawlyn discusses Biomimicry in Architecture

Check out this condensed video, provided by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), featuring . As many architects have been inspired by nature, Pawlyn concentrates on ’s potential to influence the function rather than the form of a building. He believes a functional revolution needs to occur, stating we need to focus on a radical increase in resource efficiency, a shift to closed-looped systems and the transformation from our current fossil fuel economy to a solar economy. With the natural world as our living proof, Pawlyn believes all three of these challenges are crucial and achievable.

Want more? Check out this interview with Michael Pawlyn on Biomimicry and his book Biomimicry in Architecture.

Reference: RSA

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Video: Michael Pawlyn discusses Biomimicry in Architecture" 12 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>
  • sdw

    I’d like to see more of designer’s solutions rather than jumping on the bandwagon of ‘Biomimicry’ evangelist….

    I mean ‘Genuine’ works please… not mediocres for self promotion.