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The World is poorly designed but copying Nature helps.

The World is poorly designed but copying Nature helps.

From - The World is poorly designed but, copying Nature helps.

Japan’s Shinkansen doesn’t look like your typical train. With its long and pointed nose, it can reach top speeds up to 150–200 miles per hour.

But, in reality earlier models were rounder and louder, often suffering from the phenomenon of "tunnel boom," where deafening compressed air would rush out of a tunnel after a train rushed in. But a moment of inspiration from engineer & birdwatcher Eiji Nakatsu led the system to be redesigned based on aerodynamics of 3 species of birds.

Nakatsu’s case is a fascinating example of biomimicry.

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Biomimicry Examples.

Biomimicry Examples.

From - 5 Amazing Examples of Biomimicry.

  1. Cement inspired by Corals, 
  2. Heating, Cooling , Ventilation inspired by Termites,
  3. Ventilation inspired by ant hills,
  4. Ventilation inspired by bees, 
  5. Wind energy inspired by schooling fish,

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  1. Wind energy visually inspired by nature, 
  2. Music inspired by nature

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How do you design a building that cools itself?

How do you design a building that cools itself?

When Architect Mick Pearce was hired to design the largest office and retail building in Zimbabwe he was left with seemingly impossible challenges because the investment group didn't want to pay for the expensive air conditioning for cooling the building. 

So, How do you design a building that cools itself? 

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Termite Towers.

Termite Towers.

Millions of termite live inside Termite Mound and some of these mound stretch an astonishing 30 feet high. 

Although these termites skyscrapers may look solid from the outside, they are actually covered in tiny homes that allow air to pass through freely.

Like a giant lung, the structure inhales and exhales as temperature rise and fall throughout the day. This termite ventilation inspired Pearce ( Architect ) to use an approach known as Biomimicry.

Biomimicry : imitating the inequity found in nature to solve human problems.

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How Temperature inside this huge building remain cool without Airconditioning?

How Temperature inside this huge building remain cool without Airconditioning?

Just like the soil inside a termite mound, these building materials have a high, " thermal mass " - which means they can absorb a lot of heat without really changing temperature. 

By increasing the amount of surface area; heat loss is improved at night, while heat gain is reduced during the day. Inside the building, low power fans pull in cool night air from outside and disperse it throughout the floors. The concrete blocks absorbs the cold, insulating building and shilling the circulating air. At morning, warm air is released by chimneys , temperature inside stay lively 82 to 57 °F.

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If an Architect could design a self cooling building with Termite inspired climate control, what other innovation can Mother Nature inspire if we just paid closer attention?

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