Effects of Biomimicry on Architecture


  • Elif Gizem Yetkin Dr., Lecturer. Alanya HEP University, Department of Architecture




Biomimicry, Sustainable Design, Biology based design, Biophilic architecture,


The sociological, psychological and physiological problems experienced by humanity, which have been exposed to dark offices, high flats and city life far from nature, have been strikingly exposed with researches. In addition, the nature-based design approaches that emerged due to the need to meet the need of humanity for nature and the desire to return to nature have taken their place among the design parameters of the new age in architecture However, concepts where biology and design come together have emerged. Biomimicry is a discipline that explores the best ideas for design processes by imitating nature. It takes all the ecological needs that users expect from architecture directly from the nature. It provides an integration model with the nature that people yearn for, and also creates a model that takes the solutions created by nature in architectural designs as an example. In this period of architectural design turning to nature, biomimicry has the feature of being a pioneer of a new architectural trend by providing designers with a different view of nature. The main purpose of this study is to determine the application areas and basic features of the biomimicry approach in architecture and to create a road map for designer architects. To achieve this goal, a research methodology has been designed to achieve two objectives. First, it will carry out an in-depth research on biomimicry, architecture and environmentally friendly designs with existing literature studies. Secondly, listing the biomimicry designs applied in architecture and classifying them according to their ecological gains to the building. As a result, a guide will be created for the designer architects to provide ease in producing more efficient buildings.




How to Cite

Effects of Biomimicry on Architecture. (2021). European Journal of Natural Sciences and Medicine, 4(2), 100-113. https://doi.org/10.26417/219dlh28l