Biomimetic Design

Biomimetic Design



Course Description

"In this course students learn how to abstract functional strategies from nature to apply to the process of innovative design. This project-oriented studio course covers core biological principles, astounds students with the wealth of design solutions available in nature, and provides numerous case studies of innovative designs inspired by natural models. Overall, this course provides powerful metaphors and methods for looking to nature as model, mentor, and measure in our designs."

--MCAD Course Description

Project Description

After studying the foundations of Biomimicry, each student created an individual project that addressed a global need using biomimicry design principles. During the last four weeks, students worked in groups and created a project for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. Our group designed an adaptable structure, Shoreline Solutions, that was functional on both land and water to address rising seawaters.