Biomimicry: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
Since the dawn of time, humankind has looked to nature for inspiration. From the tragedy of Icarus to modern building designs, biomimicry probably shouldn’t be thought of as a new concept. When looking for inspiration you can’t go wrong with millions of years of bio-mechanical trial and error. The do or die history of life on Earth has led to some truly remarkable engineering feats in nature. It should come as no surprise then, that designers, engineers and architects are increasingly taking inspiration from the world around us.
Nature’s bounty has inspired buildings, trains, prosthetics, robots and even fashion accessories.