Biomimicry enables architects to make "positive impact" on the environment

Dezeen in partnership with Dassault Systèmes interview Michael Pawlyn, Exploration Architecture founder.


In the second video of our Design for Life collaboration with Dassault Systèmes, Exploration Architecture founder Michael Pawlyn explains how computational design tools allow architects to mimic the natural world.

Pawlyn is the second designer to feature in the Design for Life collaboration between Dezeen and Dassault Systèmes, which highlights designers who are using technology and research to build a better world.

"Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature," explained Pawlyn in the video, which was filmed by Dezeen at the founder of biomimicry-focussed practice Exploration Architecture's home studio in London.

"At Exploration Architecture, we use biomimicry to rethink all sorts of building types and develop solutions that use resources much more efficiently," he continued.