When you think of nature as it applies to building design, however, there is a new “nature” within a building. It is a concept termed biomimicry, which literally means to mimic life.
Applied biomimicry can be utilized in three ways or in a combination of these three ways:
Form - such as mimicking dragonfly wings to create lightweight structures;
Processes -such as mimicking photosynthesis to capture solar energy;
Systems-such as building wall systems that mimic the homeostasis in organisms which allows them to regulate their internal conditions such as temperature