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Sea Creatures Inspire Bottle Design

Sea Creatures Inspire Bottle Design | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Inspired by diatoms and radiolarians, a new bottle used biomimicry as a basis for its new design. [...] Carlos Rego, a designer with Logoplaste Innovation Lab in Portugal, has found functional patterns in nature that have added beauty to his designs for something as utilitarian as a bottle. Those same patterns added strength while decreasing weight — and therefore material — from those bottles. And recently, the organisms that inspired the company’s latest design may also benefit from it. This story is about learning from nature how to minimize materials while still providing needed strength, how to cooperate, and how to design to make products that are not just less harmful to life, but are also restorative."

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Bowooss Pavilion, A Study In Bionics

Bowooss Pavilion, A Study In Bionics | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

Influenced by biomimetics and the examination of systems, structures, and processes found in nature, students at The School of Architecture at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, have constructed a temporary research pavilion inspired by the efficiency of nature. The structure, called Bowooss, or “bionic optimized wood shells with sustainability”, draws specific inspiration from the shells of marine plankton. The Bowooss site explains that the extensive biodiversity that exists within certain diatoms “promises the discovery of entirely new design principles.” The structure, which is fitted with a distinctive pattern of cutouts allowing light to dance through the pavilion, was constructed out of wood, citing the advantageous properties of the source material.

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