The conscious emulation of nature

"“Sustainability must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

United Nations.

For creating sustainable designs, biomimicry mimics nature consciously. Learn from it, emulate its forms, processes and natural ecosystems. These creations are applied in diverse disciplines such as industrial design, engineering, businesses, economy, architecture and social system, among others.

Créditos : Biomimicry 3.8. Bajo licencia Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 

3 fundamental elements

Biomimicry can only be understood through its elements and it is necessary that all of them are taken into account. To use it as a truly sustainable model we need a design of products under an ethic that respects life and reconnect us with nature. Likewise, in its frequent known way, emulation allows one to imitate organism’s strategies to be successful under their surrounding context.

Biomimicry has an ethical relation with nature. It has as a goal to respect the natural world and as a result, to be responsible socially and environmentally in order to promote the economic sustainability of products and services for the XXI century. 
Biomimicry connects us again with nature. We’ve been disconnected for so long and a fair example of this is the division between the urban and rural landscapes. Thus, biomimetics bring solutions that reconnects us with our natural surroundings. Reconnect not only implies to regain our contact with nature, but also that such relation is not based on the exploitation of resources from it. We therefore propose to reconnect from a humanistic, aesthetic and naturalist view.
Biomimicry emulates forms, processes and systems from nature. This imitation should be performed sustainably, that is, respecting earth’s limits.


Forms, processes and systems