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TLP Library Structure of bone and implant materials. Takayuki Hori’s Beautiful X-Ray Origami Animals Shine Light on 8 Endangered Species Takayuki Hori's animals X-ray origami. Biomimetics. One cloudless midsummer day in February, Andrew Parker, an evolutionary biologist, knelt in the baking red sand of the Australian outback just south of Alice Springs and eased the right hind leg of a thorny devil into a dish of water.

Biomimetics

The maneuver was not as risky as it sounds: Though covered with sharp spines, the lizard stood only about an inch high at the shoulder, and it looked up at Parker apprehensively, like a baby dinosaur that had lost its mother. It seemed too cute for its harsh surroundings, home to an alarmingly high percentage of the world's most venomous snakes, including the inland taipan, which can kill a hundred people with an ounce of its venom, and the desert death adder, whose name pretty well says it all. Fierce too is the landscape itself, where the wind hissing through the mulga trees feels like a blow dryer on max, and the sun seems three times its size in temperate climes. “Ah-ha!” Parker exclaimed, like Sherlock Holmes alighting upon a clue. Biomimicry – finding design inspiration in nature.

Mediated Matter. Neri Oxman and Steven Keating Functionally graded materials–materials with spatially varying composition or microstructure–are omnipresent in nature.

Mediated Matter

From palm trees with radial density gradients, to the spongy trabeculae structure of bone, to the hardness gradient found in many types of beaks, graded materials offer material and structural efficiency. But in man-made structures such as concrete pillars, materials are typically volumetrically homogenous. While using homogenous materials allows for ease of production, improvements in strength, weight, and material usage can be obtained by designing with functionally graded materials.

To achieve graded material objects, we are working to construct a 3D printer capable of dynamic mixing of composition material. Homepage. Structural design / The Eiffel tower. Super Bones. Leg bone-Eiffel Tower An international exhibition took place in Paris in 1889, the early counterpart of today’s World’s Fairs.

Super Bones

During the planning stage there was competition between architects for new structures to commemorate the grand event. One French engineer, Gustave (Gustavo) Eiffel (1832-1923), went to an unusual source for new design ideas. He reviewed the work of anatomist Herman von Meyer.1 In the 1850s, Meyer had studied the human femur, or thighbone, which connects to the hip. This bone, the largest in our body, has a very unusual off-center ball joint which fits into the hip socket. The Eiffel Tower has been a Paris landmark for over a century.

Biomimetic Architecture « Biomimetics and Architecture: Images and IdeasBiomimetic Architecture. - Exploration Architecture. … proving how technology can live in harmony with nature. Neri OXMAN By JOHN ORTVED | Photography TOM ALLEN Courtesy Imagine a chair that moves when you move, that adjusts to every muscle in your body, that responds like a living organism . . . a chair kind of like a really excellent lover.

… proving how technology can live in harmony with nature.

Neri Oxman imagined such a chair. Then she built it. Raised in Haifa and Caesarea, Israel, by architect parents, Oxman rebelled (well, by academic standards anyway) by going into medicine, completing med school at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Oxman usually looks to nature for practical design answers. Janine Benyus: The promise of biomimicry. 네이버 전문정보. DBpia - 자연은 디자인이다. Structuring Biomimicry, Improving Building’s Resiliency. The same way Einstein assumes the speed of light to be a constant of reference for his Theory of Relativity, the philosophy of biomimicry assumes Nature as a constant of reference to a performance-based beauty for design.

Structuring Biomimicry, Improving Building’s Resiliency

Imitating nature has become a meaningful approach for contemporary architects and design futurists to the built environment, especially for those who foster a future that doesn’t compete with nature but coexist with it. At the light of recent natural disasters around the world, especially those geologically associated such as tsunamis and earthquakes, which have proven its destruction power over the current built environment; architects and structural engineers have found in biomimicry an ecological approach in order to improve future building’s disaster resilience.

Present built structures are unresponsive to the Earth dynamics and aren’t completely adapted to the ecosystem flows of forces. Written by Wilfredo Mendez, M.Arch, AIT for IEET.org References: Joris Laarman Bone Chair Tattoo. Sean Hanna and Timothy Schreiber PAN_07 Optimised Cellular Chair « Biomimetic ArchitectureBiomimetic Architecture. Sean Hanna is a very interesting architect/engineer that takes inspiration from nature for a variety of projects. The PAN_07 chair which was designed and manufactured in collaboration with Timothy Schreiber takes inspiration from advanced cellular lattices that occur in nature to minimize weight but maximize resistance to force. We’ve seen these methods adopted by various other projects here including Andre Harris‘s Bone inspired design, as well as Revano Satria‘s and Matsys Architecture‘s cellular research. More images and ideas… DBpia - [테마기획 : 생체모방공학] 도마뱀붙이의 부착능력. [O2/커버스토리]자연 베끼기 ‘생체모방 혁명’ 열풍을 파헤치다 : 문화.

새들의 군무속에 감춰진 네트워크의 비밀 새 떼는 극도로 무질서해 보이지만 새들끼리 충돌하는 경우는 거의 없다.

[O2/커버스토리]자연 베끼기 ‘생체모방 혁명’ 열풍을 파헤치다 : 문화

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