The thesis serves as an investigation of the possibilities of biomimicry as well as an exploration of harvesting energy from the sun, the wind, the rain, and the earth.
Biomimicry, derived from the Greek words bios meaning “life” and mimesis meaning “imitate,” is the examination of nature in order to create systems that are derived from the natural world and provide sophisticated solutions to human problems.
Biomimicry asks the question. “What in nature has already solved what I am trying to solve?” In the case of this project, nature will inspire the creation of a new building typology, Bio-Inspired Solutions Laboratory, which intends to expand the scope of environmentally responsible architecture.
Santostefano, Gabriella, "BioHarvest: Energy Efficient Design for the Standardization of Biomimetic Technologies at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, USA" (2018). Architecture Theses. 117.