Nature Inspired Design

Collection by Tatyana Stevens


Nature is the ultimate designer and engineer. Humans have much to learn in order to improve our designs and to live in harmony with all living things.

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During the cold winters the Alaskan Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) becomes a frog-shaped block of ice. It stops breathing and its heart stops beating. When Spring arrives the frog thaws and returns to normal. (from /u/loopdeloops) Animals And Pets, Funny Animals, Cute Animals, Strange Animals, Unusual Animals, Beautiful Creatures, Animals Beautiful, Alaska, Photo Animaliere
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In Alaska, wood frogs freeze for seven months, thaw and hop away

~~Each September, the wood frogs of Alaska do a very strange thing: They freeze.They do not freeze totally solid, but they do freeze mostly solid for seven months, then they thaw and hop away | LA Times~~

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Old Mates

Like two old blokes on a park bench, watching the world go by, these two banksia seed pods sit together on the branch, their job done.

The Fifth Watches // Minimal meets classic design: nike shoes nike free Nike air force Discount nikes Nike shox Half price nikes Basketball shoes Nike basketball.

Nike Accelerates 10 Materials Of The Future

Every year, Nike brings experts of the world together to tackle a new problem. This year’s challenge: finding sustainable textiles that could revolutionize the shoe industry.

This bionic dome, built by University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), is modeled on the plate skeleton of a sea urchin. The result is a structure that is str Biomimicry Architecture, Architecture Design, Biomimicry Examples, Contemporary Philosophy, Shelter Design, Natural Structures, The Future Is Now, Stem Challenges, Environmental Design
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Biomimicry in Action: 13 Technologies Inspired by Nature

Nature has come up wih some pretty amazing designs. These examples of biomimicry in action cover robotics, architecture, transportation and more.

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Banksia seed pods need fire to open for seed dispersal, Fitzgerald River National Park, Australia

Firefly at nightFireflies have helped humans learn to make light without creating heat. This has benefitted people in many ways, from making glow sticks and toys that light up, to helping cure disease. WOW - the firefly is definitely a beneficial bug. Lighting Bugs, Lighting Ideas, Cool Bugs, Fotografia Macro, Animal Facts, Bugs And Insects, Macro Photography, Animal Photography, Mother Nature
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The year in biomimicry: Robots inspired by cheetahs and moon jellies

The well-known glow from fireflies is an example of bioluminescence and is caused by the reaction of luciferin with the enzyme luciferase. A team at Syracuse University has been able to produce a stronger light from this method. Applications may include night-vision goggles, cameras and possibly zero-energy lighting displays.

Galapagos sharks seen off the North Shore of Oahu. Orcas, Ask Nature, Save The Sharks, Photo To Art, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos Trip, Elephant Love, Underwater Photos, Ocean Creatures

AskNature: The Biomimicry Design Portal

The world’s first biomimicry portal offers a library of design and engineering solutions from nature.

Pictured here is a manatee at the Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Manatee Florida, Chiefland Florida, Florida Travel, Central Florida, Sea Cow, Crystal River, Fauna, Endangered Species, Marine Life
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In the Middle of a Bike Shortage, Uber Shreds Thousands of Jump E-Bikes

Why are they doing this?

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis hope that in the future, cyborg locusts could play an important role in defense.


Learn how technology can make life richer and less wasteful through practical applications.

Biophilic architecture is key for the sustainability and resilience of our future cities. Biophilic Architecture, Art And Architecture, Urban Nature, Environmental Design, Built Environment, Future City, Burj Khalifa, Sustainability, Singapore

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Twenty-four of Sharon Beals’ stunning bird nest photos will be on display at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D. from August 25 through February Gray Jay, Art Archive, Constellations, Sideboard, High Gloss, Wall Art, National Academy, February 10, Washington
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Twenty-four of Sharon Beals’ stunning bird nest photos will be on display at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. from August 25 through February 10, 2014.

One of JWT's Things to Watch' in was The Circular Economy. As described by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (who have been vigourous supporters of the idea), the circular economy is about transitioning from a linear 'take, make.

The Manufacturing Industry's Role in the Circular Economy

What's the role of the manufacturing industry in the circular economy? The extensive use of the product, return to the customer via secondary use, repair, remanufacturing - all are included in the loop.

We want to measure our sustainability against that of nature.

Use our searchable database to learn about those businesses recognised by the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards, who are doing well by doing good

Can a factory be designed like a forest? - Interface | Design Space

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One Central Park (OCP), by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, is an innovative and environmentally ambitious landmark project within the redevelopment of the Carlton & United Brewery site in Sydney. Jean Nouvel Architecture, Biomimicry Architecture, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Central Park, Sustainable Building Design, Blog Inspiration, Green Facade, Iceland Landscape, Australian Flowers

Is Australia the land of opportunity for biomimicry?

Drawing inspiration from schools of fish, termite mounds, and the photosynthesis of leaves, new technologies seek to produce cleaner, more efficient energy through biomimicry. Fish Patterns, Photosynthesis, Nature Inspired, Renewable Energy, Wind Turbine, Schools, Closer, Engineering, California
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Biomimicry Pictures: Nature Yields New Ideas for Renewable Energy and Efficiency

A school of snappers arranges itself to reduce drag and increase efficiency, much as a flock of geese flies in a "V". Arranging vertical turbines in a school-of-fish pattern allows them to be placed closer together without the turbines' wakes interfering. "We wanted to achieve something similar [to fish schools], where instead of minimizing energy consumed we wanted to maximize energy generated," said Dabiri, of California Institute of Technology's Center for Bioinspired Engineering.