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Bridging Architecture and Biology: Biomimicry for Living Buildings | Negin Imani | TEDxPipitea

Bridging Architecture and Biology: Biomimicry for Living Buildings | Negin Imani | TEDxPipitea

What might be possible if buildings imitated living organisms? Could buildings respond to their environments the way living things do, and what impact would this have on climate change? Dr Negin Imani explores this possibility through an innovative, bio-inspired design tool that bridges the gap between architecture and biology. Founder of Biomimicry New Zealand, Dr Negin Imani has dedicated her adult life to the exploration of sustainable building design, utilising principles taken from how living organisms react and respond to their environment, to develop a design tool that bridges the gap between architecture and biology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Living Pipes For Buildings Climate Change Adaptation

In vasoconstriction, thermal regulation happens through heat transfer between blood vessels and skin, these being the internal and peripheral tissues. Thinking of blood vessels as pipes with a fluid flow transferring the thermal energy to where it is demanded in a building, the smaller the diameter of the pipes, the less fluid will flow, and thus, the less heat will be taken away through conduction and convection, due to the temperature difference between the pipes and the adjacent surfaces.