Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture

February 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

This presentation from Michael Palwyn demonstrates an excellent example of inter-disciplinary science, as Palwyn’s work merges biology with architecture. At TEDSalon in London in November 2010, Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.

Pawlyn has lectured extensively about the subject of sustainability in both the United Kingdom and abroad. He established the architecture firm Exploration in 2007 to focus on environmentally sustainable projects that take their inspiration from nature. Pawlyn has worked in this field since the 1990s, when he worked to reinvent the horticultural architecture the Eden Project, with the firm Grimshaw. He was one of five winners in A Car-free London, an ideas competition for strategic solutions to the capital’s future transport needs and new possibilities for urban spaces.


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