In more than 4 billion years, Nature has acquired certain know-how in design. So why not apply it to human productions? This is the essence of biomimetism. Used by scientific research, this know-how is also highly appreciated in architecture. To what extent does Nature have efficient models to teach us in order to limit our energy consumption? Answer in this article following an interview with Nicolas Vernoux-Thélot, architect and founder of the firm In Situ Architecture and designer of the Nianing church.
According to Darwin, Nature has given and imposed the keys to successful evolution on certain species. While this selection process is well known genetically or biologically, it is equally important in terms of habitat adaptation. This is the case for some trees, connected by a vast underground (...)