Biomimicry Design Spiral: Nature as A model

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Donya Hameed Ali Alanbari, Assist. Prof. Dr. Sajeda Kadim Alkindi, Prof. Dr. Shaimaa Hameed Al_Ahbabi


Biomimicry is a design approach that takes nature as a source and basis thesis and ideas. It deals with nature according to the principle of learning from its balanced genius and its aesthetics, which are made by God Almighty. Then it imitates or takes inspiration from these designs, systems and configurations in order to solve human problems; the nature of systems, materials, processes and structures, which have long been the best way to inspire solutions to the needs of successive generations. The research problem emerged in "Cognitive deficiency to the importance of Biomimicry as a sustainable design approach based on natural systems and configurations as a model to solve human and design problems". The research thesis 'Biomimicry , models, working mechanism, elements, functions and ecosystems can be simulated in a way that facing challenges of designing with sustainable solutions and treatments as they require less energy and do not produce any contaminated waste'. The aim of the research 'Finding sustainable solutions to design problems by Biomimicry and benefit from its models, systems, solutions and mechanisms adapt them within their environmental context'.

Biomimicry Design Spiral: Nature as A model was addressed within two axes; the conceptual framework addressed the concept of Biomimicry within the level of Biomimicry as a model; As well as the concept of spiral design has been introduced as a practical tool for Biomimicry according to a series of spiral steps. The application framework addressed the mechanism of applying the approach of Biomimicry  according to the indirect approach (biology to design) based on finding solutions to design problems through solutions and biological models of organism; As well as, 10 models of architectural projects that mimic nature's different systems and compositions have been selected as a model. The designers examined nature to extract models and simulate designs for nature's compositions to solve human and design problems, then a set of indicators and design terms were abstract to Biomimicry as a model, and then a set of conclusions.

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