Biomimicry guiding design principle for Lavasa Township


HOK worked closely with biologists from Biomimicry 3.8, in undertaking an extensive study of the local ecosystem to develop design strategies that work in harmony with local biome as well as climatology. Lavasa is a private, planned city being built near Pune and expected to have a total population of 200,000. HOK has developed an overall masterplan for the town and including a landscape master plan to minimize deforestation.

Although the above is a short summary of World Architecture News blog post, it doesn’t include how biomimicry was used in the design process. Biomimicry has recently increased in prominence in the design profession including architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. So I thought it best to give a definition and a video that povides more of an idea of what biomimicry is.

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