Biomimicry in Design and Architektur

Danish Design Center · Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Copenhagen

23 August 2012


Whether scratch-resistant surfaces from the skin of the sandfish, high-strength fibers made from spider silk proteins, lightweight structures using the diatom structure or the hydrophobic, water-attracting qualities of the Namib desert beetle: Bionic principles have been found in recent years that are suitable for applications in design and architecture. After bionics first made a name as a creativity method, it recently developed more and more into an independent science.

On 23 August 2012, Dr. Sascha Peters from HAUTE INNOVATION was invited to the Technical University in Copenhagen by The Danish Design Centre to present current projects using biomimetically developed materials and to show their use in design and architecture.

image source: Fraunhofer UMSICHT