Architecture Follows Nature: A conversation on Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design

Mon, 2014/03/17
1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Skin is a complex organ that performs a multitude of functions; namely, it serves as a link between the body and the environment. Similarly, building envelopes act as interfaces between their inhabitants and external elements.

Architect Ilaria Mazzoleni (SCI‐Arc, IM Studio MI/LA) focuses on the analysis of how organisms have adapted to different environments, to translate the learned principles into the built environment. Often in collaboration with biologist Shauna Price, she uses the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, to instill a shift in thinking about the application of biological principles to design and architecture.

Ilaria Mazzoleni and Shauna Price will discuss the influence of biology on design and will present their innovative methodology of research which fuses on science and creativity.

Monday, March 17, 2014

6:30 pm (cocktail reception to follow)

Italian Cultural institute

1023 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90024

RSVP at rsvp [dot] iicla [at] esteri [dot] it (rsvp [dot] iicla [at] esteri [dot] it) by March 13

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