Bio Architecture

May 30th, 2018 | Blog | 0 Comments

Bio architecture

Bio architecture is quite an unexplored topic, it aims to combine buildings and biology, Bio architecture is a futuristic concept that offers a beautiful aesthetic and benefits the environment. It’s forward thinking, and if used more commonly, would have an extremely positive affect to a global scale. It involves structures in time and space, and it is concerned with the fundamental principles of organization that separate the living from the non-living world.

The term Bio architecture covers a broad area, which include:

  1. The design and construction of buildings in  an ecologically friendly manner
  2. The design and construction of buildings that reflect structures found in nature. An example would be the honey comb, the structure is taken from the homes of bees and transferred into our own.

Bio architecture considers it surroundings, if there is a natural slope the building can be modified to follow the curvature of the landscape thus having a minimal effect on the topography and natural feel.

Materials may be chosen due to being recyclable and therefore making the project more sustainable. Furthermore, the materials can be fabricated on site to reduce the length of the construction and overall environmental impact.

With such rapid advances in since new biologically based materials can now be used on the structure and architecture of buildings.

A prime example of bio architecture would be a sky scraper wall with plants covering the sides and surviving off of the building by using advanced water and nutrition systems. If these Ideas could be put into practice on a large then our cities could become a natural living habitat. It would have a huge benefit on our environment as it would provide new habitats and spaces for creatures and would also lower CO2 levels. Not only would it be good for the physical environment but socially would benefit people as plants and greenery increase standing of living and mental health.

An easy materials to use currently in bio architecture is moss as it requires very little soil and can grow in many conditions.

An example of bio architecture put into practice is Zahid Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Park and plaza in the center of Seoul, South Korea. Its sleek organic design combines steal and plants. The roof is a 2500 square meter lawn which is a green oasis is the gray city.

Hopefully bio architecture will be seen more frequently in our growing society.


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