Biomimicry and Buildings: Innovation and Sustainability in Architecture

Advanced Design Skills
Summary information

What should our built environment be like if it is to be genuinely sustainable?

Taking our inspiration from nature to address this question points us towards all that can be learned from the amazing innovations and creative coping strategies that organisms have developed to minimise their use of resources – the world of biomimicry. But looking to nature can also remind us of the value of using local resources that require minimal amounts of processing and energy inputs. Both approaches can have a role in creating healthy, beautiful, and resource-efficient living or working spaces.
This course invites participants to find out more about exciting new and traditional approaches to building and to reflect on their own understanding of what makes for sustainable architecture.

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Email: admin@schumachercollege.org.uk

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1803 865934
Address: 
Schumacher College The Old Postern Dartington Totnes Devon TQ9 6EA
Contact name: 
Schumacher College
Dates and times
20 June 2011 to 24 June 2011
Teachers
Michael Pawlyn, Robert Somerville
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
No apprentice teacher places available on this course.