Sunday, October 19, 2008

Some great biomimicry case studies

http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/12/solar-lily-pads-planned-for-glasgows-clyde-river/#more-10832

This website, inhabitat.com, has a lot of current applications of biomimicry in architecture. This particular example is of solar panels that are placed in Glasgow's River Clyde that will provide power to the city. They are the architectural version of lily pads, floating, sun absorbing objects. It's a really great idea and not only do they acquire energy but they also serve as a focal point for those visiting the river's edge.

1 comment:

alex said...

A very interesting concept is introduced by www.solarbotanic.com
artificial trees converting light, heat and wind energy into electricity. Now that's what I call innovation.
alex