How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.

Maybe I’m naïve to believe that we can “invent” our way out what may currently appear to be intractable environmental problems by means of technological innovation and unconventional thinking, but talks like this help provide much encouragement to consider what may be possible, rather than simply dwelling on what is not.


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One response to “Biomimicry

  1. LMA

    Very interesting to see how the sea water greenhouse transforms desert land into arable land in such a short time. I agree that in order to transition from fossil fuels to renewables, we are going to need all the positive, creative thinking we can muster. However, at the same time, we can’t avoid being realistic/negative about the damage we have already done. For some species, it is going to be too little, too late.

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