RE: Biomimetic Architecture: The Gherkin
Super happy to see more posts about bimimetic processes. I work with Bioversum, a biomimicry and circular economy organization developing new solutions using nature-inspired processes. I was actually surprised to see so little here on Steemit about biomimicry.
I find it disappointing that the atria feature is not in active use. It reminds me of what Jason McClennan talked about in his book, "Transformational Thought", when he said that architectural standards for sustainability are not enough because they don't extend into the lifetime of the building. The Living Building challenge was founded by him in order to address this. What is the point of designing something sustainable if you never use it? At that point, it is no longer sustainable and therefore once again becomes part of the problem, instead of the solution it was intended to be.