Category Archives: Biomimicry

Storing heat and …coolth?

Water is an eminently fascinating material. It is a material which is remarkably common, and at the same time, remarkably uncommon in it’s characteristics. It has an extremely high specific heat and enthalpy of fusion, meaning that it can contain

Storing heat and …coolth?

Water is an eminently fascinating material. It is a material which is remarkably common, and at the same time, remarkably uncommon in it’s characteristics. It has an extremely high specific heat and enthalpy of fusion, meaning that it can contain

Duckweed

Although solar power has made vast improvements since it first became available for residential use, there are still issues with cost, efficiency, and storage. According to Ralph Vartabedian’s “Rise in renewable energy will require more use of fossil fuels” article

Duckweed

Although solar power has made vast improvements since it first became available for residential use, there are still issues with cost, efficiency, and storage. According to Ralph Vartabedian’s “Rise in renewable energy will require more use of fossil fuels” article

Artificial Nature: Fake Sun and Its Real Benefits

In my fleeting studies of biomimicry, I had developed the impression that true biomimicry was a result of a careful study of something in nature that yielded a desired effect, followed by the intricate development of products using engineered physical

Artificial Nature: Fake Sun and Its Real Benefits

In my fleeting studies of biomimicry, I had developed the impression that true biomimicry was a result of a careful study of something in nature that yielded a desired effect, followed by the intricate development of products using engineered physical

Is Water Thine Enemy?

In studying some basic construction methods, water is the biggest enemy. There are layers upon layers of flashing and waterproofing that go into construction, but is this really necessary? Could a more sustainable approach have no flashing or waterproofing with

Is Water Thine Enemy?

In studying some basic construction methods, water is the biggest enemy. There are layers upon layers of flashing and waterproofing that go into construction, but is this really necessary? Could a more sustainable approach have no flashing or waterproofing with

Inspiration From Even the Smallest of Species

When I was a kid I used to go camping once a year at Camp Wenonah in Winona, MN.  Being able to enjoy the beauty of nature was amazing but, it did make one appreciate the invention of insect repellant. 

Inspiration From Even the Smallest of Species

When I was a kid I used to go camping once a year at Camp Wenonah in Winona, MN.  Being able to enjoy the beauty of nature was amazing but, it did make one appreciate the invention of insect repellant. 

Sun Lamp Light Incorporated Into Material

Architecture that is considered mindful of light is usually only thinking about natural light. There are places however that do not have the luxury of always having access to natural light. So if there is no light, or a minimal

Sun Lamp Light Incorporated Into Material

Architecture that is considered mindful of light is usually only thinking about natural light. There are places however that do not have the luxury of always having access to natural light. So if there is no light, or a minimal

Great Expectations: Visionary Architecture for No One

When I was a child, I used to play outside of the nature before my town got industrialized. I loved fishing with nets in the river and spinning tops on the road. I remember that I also enjoyed witnessing how

Great Expectations: Visionary Architecture for No One

When I was a child, I used to play outside of the nature before my town got industrialized. I loved fishing with nets in the river and spinning tops on the road. I remember that I also enjoyed witnessing how