The biological analogy can be further divided into anatomical, classificatory, ecological, evolutionary, and growth analogies in accordance with the way parallels are drawn from natural phenomena and the concepts of biology.
Developments in architectural styles are illustrated with examples from architecture.
This thesis provides one definition and interpretation of biomimicry and a review on how biomimicry could be used in architecture.
Such designs represent nature’s work, which has evolved over a “3.8 billion year period.” Nature’s creations are carefully articulated in order to fit in with their context, and to optimize their need for energy and material.
It is likely that the answers to most of our design questions lie amid the surrounding organic fabric.
In this thesis, biomimicry is de ned as mimicking nature by understanding and learning from the processes, materials, structures and systems found in nature, and utilising the results in comparable man-made designs, applications, methods or procedures to achieve more sustainable solutions to any given problem.
Biomimetics is a direct predecessor of architectural biomimicry, and the terms are sometimes used interchangeably.