Biomimicry: the Roof of PIND’s ATED Centre mimics a Plantain Leaf

Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies — new ways of living — that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul. [1] There are so many instances where designers have imitated nature to proffer sustainable solutions to human problems some of which are; Learning from humpback whales to create efficient wind power energy; learning from prairies to grow food in resilient ways, or imitating termite hills to create sustainable buildings. If you live in the Niger Delta, there’s an amazing example of biomimicry just around the corner. In a ...

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