Thermoregulate with grace: butterfly wing scale structure

“As we as architects begin to think about designing not an object, but a process inspired by nature to generate objects, in short we will have no constraints. With the processes in our hands that allow us to create structures

Thermoregulate with grace: butterfly wing scale structure

“As we as architects begin to think about designing not an object, but a process inspired by nature to generate objects, in short we will have no constraints. With the processes in our hands that allow us to create structures

Scales of the butterfly

Butterflies are some of the most unique and complicated insect there are. It is one of few insects that goes through a full metamorphosis, which means going from a larva to a chrysalis and finally evolves into to a butterfly. All off

Scales of the butterfly

Butterflies are some of the most unique and complicated insect there are. It is one of few insects that goes through a full metamorphosis, which means going from a larva to a chrysalis and finally evolves into to a butterfly. All off

Control Temperature (silver ant)

  Silver ant hair In the Sahara, Cataglyphis bombycina, the silver ant is the most heat-tolerant creatures known Feed on corpses of insects and other arthropods that have died to the thermally harsh desert conditions, which they themselves are able to withstand

Control Temperature (silver ant)

  Silver ant hair In the Sahara, Cataglyphis bombycina, the silver ant is the most heat-tolerant creatures known Feed on corpses of insects and other arthropods that have died to the thermally harsh desert conditions, which they themselves are able to withstand

Shaping light and thermal energy

” In climates where daylight was plentiful and bright, architects responded by reducing the size of opening and using a medium to diffuse light. Such medium included grilles or glazing. (…) There were therefore great changes in lighting levels within

Shaping light and thermal energy

” In climates where daylight was plentiful and bright, architects responded by reducing the size of opening and using a medium to diffuse light. Such medium included grilles or glazing. (…) There were therefore great changes in lighting levels within

Goosebumps

by Alexander Rundlöf Goosebumps are a physiological phenomenon inherited from our animal ancestors. Even though it was useful to them, it is not of much help to us. However, experiencing how the chills run through your body and make your hair

Goosebumps

by Alexander Rundlöf Goosebumps are a physiological phenomenon inherited from our animal ancestors. Even though it was useful to them, it is not of much help to us. However, experiencing how the chills run through your body and make your hair

Repeat/randomize – Replicating an organism’s growth process and using it as a construction method

By Ludvig Hofsten Fractal patterns Nature is complex yet simple, full of variation yet repetitive. Let’s have a look at the shapes below: All of the shapes above are based on a mathematical/natural phenomenon called fractals. A fractal is a pattern

Repeat/randomize – Replicating an organism’s growth process and using it as a construction method

By Ludvig Hofsten Fractal patterns Nature is complex yet simple, full of variation yet repetitive. Let’s have a look at the shapes below: All of the shapes above are based on a mathematical/natural phenomenon called fractals. A fractal is a pattern

Fascination colour -Responsive skin

My research focuses on how to use the wavelengths of light, the phenomenon of ectotherms and how to translate it into architecture. I decided to concentrate on the phenomenon of ectotherms; animals who have specialised cells that enable colour change

Fascination colour -Responsive skin

My research focuses on how to use the wavelengths of light, the phenomenon of ectotherms and how to translate it into architecture. I decided to concentrate on the phenomenon of ectotherms; animals who have specialised cells that enable colour change

Lobster eyes with mirror optics

The eye of a lobster focuses reflected light onto the retina using a perfect geometric configuration of square tubes. The human eye works with refraction, bending of light by a lens. The interesting part in this is to take this

Lobster eyes with mirror optics

The eye of a lobster focuses reflected light onto the retina using a perfect geometric configuration of square tubes. The human eye works with refraction, bending of light by a lens. The interesting part in this is to take this

The Desert Locust: Swarm Behavior

The desert locust is a native species to the dunes of Morocco. Can its behavior be used and simulated in parametric design to create new types of form? The widespread presence of the desert locust is contributing to massive loss

The Desert Locust: Swarm Behavior

The desert locust is a native species to the dunes of Morocco. Can its behavior be used and simulated in parametric design to create new types of form? The widespread presence of the desert locust is contributing to massive loss

Dynamic envelope

The pinecone and ice plant disperse their seeds in an artistic way – folding and unfolding like origami. Pinecone Even though the cells of a pinecone are dead when it has fallen from the tree, the scales are still able

Dynamic envelope

The pinecone and ice plant disperse their seeds in an artistic way – folding and unfolding like origami. Pinecone Even though the cells of a pinecone are dead when it has fallen from the tree, the scales are still able