Learning from nature
11 / 26 / 2019
Bionics can be defined as the application of biological solutions to architecture, design, engineering and modern technology systems. It is a good tool that has contributed to the formation of design, either by providing natural models as examples of several concepts, or through the application of many design solutions in different fields: material engineering, medicine, technological implements and architecture, among others.
Some universities are already offering bionic design courses to allow designers to learn the resources offered by nature. In fact, a few of the projects by the participants in the Roca One Day Design Challenge have already taken the first steps in this sense, like for example the project by Miguel Ángel Fernández and Alicia Simón, winners of the Madrid 2019 edition with Hiedra, a system that consists of silicone models and bottles in different sizes, which replicate the shape of ivy to collect water and avoid unnecessary waste while it is heated.