For Sustainable Architecture, Think Bug

For Sustainable Architecture, Think Bug

Annie Werbler
Mar 23, 2010

Check out this fascinating video and accompanying in-depth article about how architects are taking a hint from insects to build more sustainably in our changing climate.

We often hear that mother nature is the best designer and these examples only lend credit to that assertion. Termites and wasps build structures of complex interacting geometric walls that regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide intake as well as humidity. It's amazing that these insects innately construct appropriate dwellings in response to their environments, and scientists are trying to learn about the passive ways in which their designs regulate the things that we use electricity to control, such as temperature, humidity, and air quality.

Via: NewScientist

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