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Alliana Mangahis

Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice | Class of 2020

BIOMIMICRY IN ARCHITECTURE

Biomimicry in Architecture is a project about creating roles for nature and it’s place within architecture. My inspiration came from previous projects where it was my aim was to observe nature and apply it to a design, whilst being expressive and developing my own individual style.

I began by researching nature and taking photographs. After initial studies, I created different patterns of a leaf from the primary photographs. The exploration of analysing the plant and considering its application to architecture has taught me many things, in particular observing our buildings structural systems from natural forms is not only efficient but necessary.

This project intended to evolve ideas for future development in architecture particularly in the areas I am interested in and my conceptual thinking. As an artist, I have come to believe it is positive to create change in the architectural design using metaphorical thinking.

Alliana Mangahis / Foundation Art and Design / University of Sunderland
Alliana Mangahis / Foundation Art and Design / University of Sunderland