Biomimetics in Lightweight Structures: Solution for Sustainable Design

Solution for Sustainable Design

  • Touchaphong Srisuwan Mr
Keywords: Biomimetics, Bionic, Sustainable, Lightweight Structures


Most of structures developed by human get inspiration from nature. Designers have often taken inspiration from nature not only for forms and aesthetics but also taken solutions to solve the design problems, called ‘biomimetic approach’, which could be either problem-based (from design to nature), or solution-based (from nature to design). Biomimetic relates closely with lightweight design because both of them based on natural principles: saving energy and recycling waste. The lightweight structure, in term of a material-efficient, is considered as an energy-saving and cost-effective design because the materials strengths are optimally used, then no resources are waste. The main aim of this article is to review the applications of biomimetic approaches in architecture and lightweight structure as a potential solution to sustainable design. Several case studies present various levels of applications and show how biomimetic inspiration can contribute to achieve more sustainable building design.


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Srisuwan, T. (2019). Biomimetics in Lightweight Structures: Solution for Sustainable Design: Solution for Sustainable Design. nternational ournal of uilding, rban, nterior and andscape echnology (BUILT), 14, 7-16. etrieved from
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