Biomimicry in Architectural Design Education

Tavşan C., Tavşan F., Sönmez E.

4th World Conference on Educational Technology Researches (WCETR), Barcelona, Spain, 28 - 29 November 2014, vol.182, pp.489-496 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 182
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.832
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.489-496
  • Keywords: Architectural Design Education, Analogical Design, Biomimicry, CONCEPTUAL CHANGE, ANALOGY
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In all sciences, nature is used as a guiding spirit. A domain exists which makes progress through the imitation and observation of nature. This domain, which is called biomimicry, can be expressed as the imitation of the life system in nature. As in many areas, in the field of architectural design behaviour is seen to imitate nature. The aim of this study is to describe the concept of biomimicry, which has confronted us in the field of architecture in recent years, and to consider design and nature in relation to architectural design education. At Karadeniz Technical University, the Department of Architecture Architectural Design Courses are carried out for this purpose. Courses within the scope of the concept of biomimicry, include the architectural design process that examines the relationship of nature and design in a comprehensive manner. At the end of the period during which biomimicry is applied to the design proposal a study was made of the relationship between biomimicry and design. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.