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Spire's six most recent Spirethoughts.

Will cost-effective compost rejuvenate African agriculture
Will compost turn out to be the magic mineral for African agriculture?
Will emerging countries dominate the pool of global megacities in futu...
Thumbnail_Will the tech sector create new employment opportunities for persons with disabilities
Will the tech sector create new employment opportunities for persons w...
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Will 3D printing enable the construction of permanent facilities on th...
Will Africa become the latest global aviation hot-spot
Will Africa become the latest global aviation hot-spot?
Will air taxis become the latest urban transport innovation_
Will air taxis become the latest urban transport innovation?

Reverse engineering marries design and nature to create architectural marvels

Reverse engineering of nature has successfully paved the way for creative innovations. A new era of design is emerging where the built environment imitates nature’s processes.

The concept is simple: Take natural objects apart to figure the functionality behind them. Designers are painstakingly aiming to understand nature’s nuances, from the largest eco-system to a basic plant structure – for example, studying the significance of a leaf’s functionality and its ability to contribute to a rainforest’s larger purpose.

Biomimicry designs have inspired the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center in Hawaii. In designing its architecture and building systems, it was inspired by the region’s biological eco-system.

Will Mother Nature continue to inspire sustainable architectural marvels?

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