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Systematic Sustainable Design in Architecture and the Need to Mimic Nature

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Need for finding long-term sustainable design and development solutions; which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs that warrant continuing human existence and well-being is far more compelling in these days. Sustainable architecture reiterates the fact that humans receive what they need from the universe. Sustainable design is a positive response to awareness that nature provides, not a prescriptive formula for survival. A conceptual framework and strategies for sustainable coexistence, based on the three fundamental concepts; objectives, means, and end, is attempted. Limitations of the traditional design models are brought-out and the need to search for mimicking nature is established. Biomimicing thought process, is illustrated and application of Biomimicing in architectural design is illustrated along with a list of recommendations.

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George, A., Abraham, S. (2013). Systematic Sustainable Design in Architecture and the Need to Mimic Nature. In: Chakrabarti, A. (eds) CIRP Design 2012. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4507-3_5

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