Biornametics: Architecture Defined by Natural Patterns
Biornametics – Architecture Defined by Natural Patterns – is an emerging contemporary design practice that explores a new methodology to interconnect scientific evidence with creative design in the field of architecture. The word biornametics is generated from “ornament,” referring to the famous Austrian architect Adolf Loos, and “biomimetics,” the abstraction of good design from living nature (see “Biomimetics”).
In biornametics research, role models from nature, static and dynamic patterns (e.g., nanostructured surfaces or materials with functional hierarchy from the nano- to the macroscale), are investigated, and the findings are applied to design strategies. The emergence of patterns in nature at all scales of existence of organisms as one of the most important signs of life – order – is not arbitrary but highly interconnected with boundary conditions, functional...
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