Lotus flower has an optimal way of absorbing nourishment. We can't copy how the flower absorbs nourishments during photosynthesis, but we can mimic how it interacts with rainwater and sunlight. Architects can design roof structures that effectively collect rainwater and clean like the leaves of the lotus flower. We can have a building, which has optimal natural lighting conditions like the Marina Bay ArtScience Museum. The ArtScience Museum has a cutting-edge approach to optimally using natural resources. It can capture rainwater through a bowl in its design that mimics the curve of the lotus flower and fed to a central waterfall in the building. Some rainwater is for the restroom facilities. It has a generous skylight for lighting and air grills to cool the space and save energy.
Aside from light and nourishment, we can draw some insight into designing buildings with self-shading. Lotus has a unique arrangement of flowers that ensures self-shading to prevent harsh solar light from ruining its seed pod before it ripes. Architects can derive a design mimicking the lotus' petal arrangement that gives optimal shades within the building parameters or pavements or routes like the Quizhong Tennis Center, Hangzhou Sports Center, and Lotus Temple. The Quizhong Tennis Center has dynamic roofs that open or close depending on the weather. The Lotus Temple in Delhi is a place of worship with petal-shaped walls that shades the interior and its pilgrims.
Dear @juecoree, Your articels are excellent! Since time immemorial, humans have used biomimetics in architecture.
I first learned that the lotus flower pattern was used in architecture!
By the way, biomimetics are mainly used in the construction of public buildings such as stadiums, temples, museums, and sports centers.
Have biomimetics ever been used in the construction of modern ordinary residential homes?
I wonder how biomimetics are being applied to ordinary households.😄