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Michael Pawlyn believes in biomimicry. The architect has founded his own architectural firm based on its tenets, just published a book with RIBA on the practice and has spoken at TED on its virtues

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Lord Norman Foster’s tower — “The Gherkin” — in London directs the flow of winds from street level and open windows along its spiral body, funneling it through the offices naturally, reducing the need for energy-sucking air conditioning by almost half. Biomimicry in architecture - based on Venus' Flower Basket sea sponge...

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Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun 17 mins Sustainable Design, Restorative Design

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