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BIOMIMICRY

Design Innovation Inspired by Nature

In this challenge, we asked participants to imagine creations inspired by one of the best designers: nature. In total 71 teams participated in this competition from all over the globe, with proposals which ranged from fashion, architecture, product design and urban systems.

Winner

  • Karina Ashrapova
(Russia)
Modern man, who is a biological species, continues to live in artificial cities. Urban environment provokes negative psychological state of the person. It is necessary to provide a symbiotic relationship between nature, technology, bio-materials and architecture for harmonization of emotional level of the person, visual ecology, urban saturation, formation of an architectural environment. For the competent shaping of architectural space and adding emotional qualities for architecture spaces, the principles of perception of an architectural environment with the natural parameters and principles of functioning of natural organisms were brought out. The principles of perception of architectural environment by natural settings: -…
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Runner-up

  • Guillian Graves
  • Michka Mélo
(France)
*Nautile* is an innovative kettle of which conception was inspired by the Living in order to reduce environmental impact. The environmental achievements of classical kettles remain unsatisfactory. Through an approach…
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People's Choice

  • Chloe Huang
(USA)
The Algae Energy Pavilion is a conceptual design that will provide multi-functional elements to the Berkeley Aquatic Park in the City of Berkeley, California. As a shading structure, the pavilion…
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Honourable Mentions

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  • Amber Goveas
(Canada)
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  • Rachael Meyer
  • Alexandra Ramsden
  • Jennifer Barnes
  • Michele Richmond
(USA)
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  • Despina Linaraki
(Greece)
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  • Jori Erdman
  • Christopher James
(USA)
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  • Brook Kennedy
(USA)
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  • Vicky Chan
  • Gordon Laplante
  • Erica Wong
  • Leo Lei
(USA)

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Jury Members

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Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

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Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

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Marko Brajovic

Atelier Marko Brajovic (Brazil)

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Marko Brajovic

Atelier Marko Brajovic (Brazil)

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Alexander Walter

Editor, Archinect + Bustler (USA)

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Alexander Walter

Editor, Archinect + Bustler (USA)

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Jan Utzon

Director, Utzon Associates Architects (Denmark)

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Jan Utzon

Director, Utzon Associates Architects (Denmark)

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Richard James MacCowan

Biomimicry UK (UK)

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Richard James MacCowan

Biomimicry UK (UK)

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Timothy McGee

LikoLab (USA)

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Timothy McGee

LikoLab (USA)

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Yaniv Peer

Exploration Architecture (UK)

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Yaniv Peer

Exploration Architecture (UK)