What is biomimicry and what does a biomimicist do. I asked myself the same question for years, trying to figure out what to print on my architecture and engineering business card. Improving performance in health, energy, transportation and comfort, biomimicry is the science of copying natures forms, shapes and microscopic textures onto man-made objects.
After living at rainforest edge in Costa Rica, I’ve observed, copied and concluded there is much more going on in the environment than main stream conventional science or physics is willing or can explain.
As a biomimicist, I consult with transportation and energy engineers, Costa Rica architects and land developers. Teach the application of Sacred Geometry and the Fibonacci repeating sequence on radio and in my architectural blueprints, I apply The Golden Mean principals to man-made objects as well as house plans, custom home and hotel designs.
When we take a closer look a nature and its ability to harness subtle passive energies, we find the sustainable planners, developers and eco architects of the environment are actually rocks, trees, insects, birds, mammals and fish. For example, a bird or mud wasp nest uses its shape to organize air into hurricane patterns of thermal convection to maintain cool and warm temperatures. The shape, form and coloration of an Emperor penguin huddle, combined with their frozen heartbeats, actually raises of the air temperature to 104 F. Closer to the equator, zebras use their stripes to create concentric vortice air movements to remain cool. Under water, fish, humpback whales and Hammerhead sharks use their oddly shaped noses and fins for speed as well as resisting current and in some cases flight.
Aspen, redwood and birch trees, bamboo, coral reefs, mangroves and even your eye lashes are all designed to reduce velocity of air and water. There is a reason why these species are the fastest, biggest, oldest and most tolerant to harsh weather. Redwood trees emit ozone when threatened with fire and during full moon cycles. The plants we refer to as ‘Mother in Law’ tongues, creates 6x more oxygen at night than during the day. Not only have these intelligent species adapted to their climates, they’ve mastered them. Even a desert self organizes trillions of particles of sand to create water and life where there was none to create an oasis where there was none. LEARN MORE