How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature.
"You could look at nature as like a catalog of products, and all of those have benefited from a 3.8 billion year development period. And given that investment, it kinda makes sense to use it."
"In ecosystems, the waste from one organism becomes the nutrient for something else in that system." "We could actually transform a big problem, waste, into a massive opportunity."
* Radical increases in resource efficiency
* Replace linear with closed loop systems
* Transform fossil fuel economy into solar economy
"They're not just possible. They're critical. And I firmly believe that studying the way nature solves problems will provide a lot of the solutions."
References to the Eden Project, the Mobius Project, the Sahara Forest Project.