Bionics and Landscape Architecture

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  • Andrew Ash Mystic Herman
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    These building designs are more like examples of arcology (term meaning architecture+ecology coined by visionary architect Paolo Soleri). These have nothing to do with biomimicry.

  • Giuseppe Nativo
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    This video on very well introduced and concluded. The content is interesting but it's not, for me, realistic. Why?
    Biomimicry, if you read the book and watch videos from experts, is not the art to design one or more skyscrapers and cover them with a huge amount of vertical green.
    What's the point in imitating the way insects developed their habitat, completely natural, if you use a mountain of reinforced concrete and chemical materials?
    This is just a wise use of the land if you wanna make much more money than the usual.
    In the end i like the spirit that inspired this video. With some correction it would be fully realistic.

  • Jarod 1999
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    When I first heard biomimicry I thought it was so, making everything better my copying nature so genius! We can make Machines, vehicles, weapons bad medicine simply by mimicking natural resources.

  • 5mnz7fg
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    These are interesting proposals with advanced technology and some ecological aspects but not biomimicry. And I miss traffic solutions other than highways for private cars.

  • CIUDAD EFICIENTE - GEOMÉTRICA
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    Es mala idea traer la naturaleza a la ciudad. Debemos compactar nuestras ciudades y así devolverle su espacio a la naturaleza. Crear ciudades eficientes. Not a bad idea to bring nature to the city. We must compact our cities and thus restore its space to nature. Create efficient cities.

  • Lamaman
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    I looked up Lace Hill (Armenia) and EDITT Tower (Singapore) and discovert that there not really build.

    Why type "date – ongoing"? It gave me false hope ;(

  • Arch Barne
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    Biomimicry is cool, marrying landscape and architecture is cool, but not a single one of the designs presented in this video seem to be utilizing biomimicry. They are just utilizing green space…

  • Lizara
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    This is Green Design Architecture for habitable spaces. Not "landscape architecture" – outdoor landscaping. It has quite good content and is inspirational nonetheless. But landscape architects don't focus on this type of green design hahaha

  • Peter North
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    "design with nature" IAN McHARG might be a good start to recognize the relationships and the consequences of our evolution that we might  appreciate the elegant options nature has to offer .

  • Lenard Austin
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    Great video Mr. Harrison i honestly just watched the video for the first time and i really enjoyed the visual display and information.

  • Jeongok Park
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    I like this video so much. I am just beginning of studying landscape architecture in US. you video motivate me to study hard. Thank you .

  • theohmightyniffum
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    Good video, but the title is a little misleading. Landscape architecture is the design of out door public spaces, not a sustainable zero (almost zero) carbon building with plants all over it.
    Glenn Murcutt is a great Australian Architect  that designs sensibly to the surrounding landscape, to make us remember that we're apart of nature

  • John of the North
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    This is great for revolution, such an inspiring video.  However I live in a part of the world where evolution rather than revolution is likely to be the process that changes how people live.  With a huge heritage of old and 'bog standard estate' housing stock, much privately owned, there is no simple central organising authority (whether government or large developer).  The issue we face is how to evolve thousands of existing small houses, and the minds of those who own them, into something more environmentally friendly.   I'd love to see a similarly inspiring video that dealt with that (probably more realistic) scenario, which probably has to be bottom up people driven.  We've been trying of course for generations, but the typical best we seem to get is a bit of double glazing and the odd solar panel.  Maybe the idea should be for large developers to make their new developments so incredible (like in the video) that people are willing to abandon their existing 'culture' and give them a try.  The challenge is to overcome is the failure of so many in the past to do that (if you remember Le Corbusier etc) and the awful legacy of good intention that we are left with.

  • Shiver Hinge
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    What we do and what we use everyday needs to change before we will be ready to truly participate with this planet in the most integrated way possible. We do not know who, let alone what, we are. Most of this is just green lip service. Covering a huge concrete and steel parking structure with grass does not erase the environmental devastation caused by the industry maintained in the realization of such a structure. An "illusion", indeed!
    BTW, at the beginning it is stated, "…and sustain the growth of our population…". This is absurd and probably should say, "..and sustain our growing population…".

  • Yanick Daniel Borg
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    Not accounting for areas without available topsoil such as deserts, and forests, with 7 billion people and 150million km^2 of land, the planet would leave each individual with an exaggerated 20m^2 surface area , or 60m^3 volume of top soil for which to live and have their food needs met. I prefer the schemes where the natural contour is lifted, and the built program is nested beneath such as Hadid's, and Ito's schemes.

  • Yanick Daniel Borg
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    I like the look of the MVRD project and the landscape analogy of contours used in the design. As a solution for sustainable development I have my reservations, especially with regards to piling topsoil into highrises, as many schemes seem to be doing.

  • Matt Gillespie
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    Permaculture is a useful framework for landscape architects to evaluate their designs on the principals of nature. I strongly suggest checking it out.

  • Site Design Tool
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    Hey Jacob, Sorry for the delayed response. Life has been keeping me pretty busy. I think that even though we might not be able to completely replicate the virgin landscape, we should still strive to replicate as many of the naturally existing systems as possible. I hope that all site designers see the value in at least attempting to design in a more sustainable way. Thanks for the comment!

  • Jacob Rao
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    Just a thought pop in my head after i finished this awsome video. So what do you think of this, Chris?

    Jacob

  • Jacob Rao
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    That is a pretty awesome approach for future architecture. I love the idea and always passionate about it. However, there is a big problem for that. We can take over a natural area and build a "environmental friendly" building on it, plant lots of trees and vegetation on the wall, but we cannot actually bring the original habitat back on the building for other species. Put in another way, we may still continuing losing diversity and nature, lying to ourselves by saying we are saving the earth.

  • spiderplant3
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    Essentially, plants on buildings shaped like hills. It's pretty, but I hope they aren't saying this is a good method for environmental progress- you'd do better spending the money replanting the rainforest.

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