A lot of architectural buildings that we see today draw inspiration from various things such as everyday objects, lighting, and even nature. The overall structure of the human bone tissue is a great example that has inspire a myriad of different designs such as furniture, automotive, airplane as well as buildings. Bones are the ultimate smart composite that are made up of a number of specialized cells and proteins. Like all structures in the cellular-based living world, this material has been built up from the very small into a larger, complex structure. Osteons are the rod-shaped building blocks of inside the bone, each formed, in turn, of concentric rings of lamellae, each surrounding tiny blood vessels and nerves and each allowing gaps to service the cells. Like the wires in a steel cable, these osteons are bundled together to give strength and stability to the structure, similarly to steal while keeping its overall weight light as aluminum. I can see
The idea of apply bio-mimicry in the form of bone structure is a high innovative concept that can greatly benefit the structural needs of a lot of designs. Since the overall characteristic a bone is strong and lightweight, I can see it being successfully applied in sustainable architecture by reduce the amount of material needed for a design.
Nhi Nguyen Week 12 Blog Post