Designing with Nature, Exploration Architecture at The Architecture Foundation 2014

Sustainability and learning from nature are the cornerstones to modern thinking in architecture. By harnessing the power of organic structures and by embracing 3D printing’s capacity for radically increased resource efficiency, new and globally beneficial architectural concepts are in ascendency.

A specimen from nature courtesy of ExplorationArchitecture.

Exploration architecture¬†design, innovate and use a technique of biomimicry to go beyond standard approaches to sustainability. In their first ever show ‚ÄėExploration Architecture: Designing with Nature‚Äô Exploration utilised an innovative structural optimisation software that models the adaptive growth patterns of nature, for use with design. In order to showcase their designs Exploration have used 3D printing technology specifically the¬†Ultimaker.

These organic looking display stands can hold the same weight as traditonal stands, but use a fraction of the material. Printed with an Ultimaker.

Exploration architecture¬†design, innovate and use a technique of biomimicry to go beyond standard approaches to sustainability. In their first ever show ‚ÄėExploration Architecture: Designing with Nature‚Äô Exploration utilised an innovative structural optimisation software that models the adaptive growth patterns of nature, for use with design. In order to showcase their designs Exploration have used 3D printing technology specifically the¬†Ultimaker.

As we reconsider our relationship with nature and look to an ecologically sustained future the pioneering technology behind Ultimaker and the foresight & vision of architects and designers such as Exploration can work together to change the world.

ExplorationArchitecture’s Biomimentic Office Building

Michael Pawlyn looks at Architecture and design through a different lens.  Enjoy his remarkable vision for Exploration Architecture; seen here speaking on TED Talks:

Architecture and Design organically interwoven with Science and Maths, brought to reality with Technology.  Just the kind of cross curricular thinking we love at the Ultimaker CREATE Education project.

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