Master of Architecture Studio Taylor's University Malaysia
bioSEA’ s director Anuj advised students to develop biomimicry solutions for the built environment industry. Students are taught biomimicry methodology, guided to do biological research, and translate it to design.
WATER-SENSITIVE SURFACE FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING
Learning from the Namib desert’s Darkling beetles that get water from dew and ocean fog, a camping tent is proposed that condenses water and directs it to the edges for the user to efficiently capture it. Like the beetle’s body, the tent has micro-sized grooves coated with hydrophobic or water repelling structures and bumps coated with hydrophilic water attracting structures.
CHAMELEON-INSPIRED INTERACTIVE FACADE
Learning from the chameleon’s micro skin texture and chromatophores (colour producing cells), an interactive building facade system is proposed which allows a building skin to evolve and become adaptable in appearance either to provide a noticeable experience for users or respond to certain environmental conditions.
Visual by Nigel Lo/Taylor's University
Visual by Nurul Azmi Zulkifi/Taylor's University