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  1. Smart(er) Cities

    22 Nov 2019

    What is a Smart City? One definition is from Mark Deakin (2013) as one that utilises ICT to meet the demands of the market (the citizens of the city), and that community involvement in the process is necessary for a Smart city.” Now in most definitions, they ignore the biosphere


  2. British Standards Institute

    01 May 2019

    Richard has been invited to work with the British Standards Institute (BSI) on as the UK representative for the ongoing international ISO standards on Biomimetics.  This will allow us to help shape the next stage in the development of new standards focusing on an ontology (organisation of knowledge) enhanced thesaurus,…


  3. Be The New Normal

    01 Mar 2018

    Nature as the Technology of the Future “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”, said Albert Einstein. Well, this is what we are going to do. Biomimicry is (or any other related terms) about how we can look to the natural world to find solutions…


  4. End of Year School Report

    23 Dec 2017

    Hello,Here is our end of year school report.  January and February saw us focus on EU funding proposals. Long and painful, but worth it in the long run. We ran workshops to students from Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences and The Royal College of Art as well.March was a busy…


  5. Disruptive Innovation Festival 2017

    30 Nov 2017

    Richard had the pleasure to broadcast a live studio session from the Disruptive Innovation Festival on Tuesday 7th November.   Here is a short summary of the discussions. The full interview can be found on Youtube. Talking with Marko Brajovic a talented Montenegrin architect living and working in Brazil, they discussed…


  6. “Behind the Science”

    12 Nov 2017

    The preview for the “Behind the Science” interviews beginning this month.


  7. Winners of the Design Competition

    01 Aug 2017

    Eleven Magazine Competition - Design Innovation Inspired by Nature Having judged all the entries from the design competition (hosted by Eleven Magazine) through the various rounds, the jury decided to award the overall prize to Karina Ashrapova from Russia with her entry titled, “Symbiotic Architecture: Space of Emotional Saturation” Her…


  8. ecophon interview

    01 Jul 2017

    Following on from Richard’s talk at the Workplace Trends conference he was interviewed by Ecophon for their regular blog posts on workplace design.  You can visit the interview on their pages and here from Sarah Welton the Well Building Institute.


  9. workplace design

    25 Mar 2017

    Richard spoke at the Workplace Trends Spring Summit 2017 in London. The summit focused health and wellbeing in the workplace with a range of amazing speakers from across Europe.  We especially enjoyed the presentions by Vicki Lockhart and Sarah Welton from the International Well Building Institute. The team from D/Dock…


  10. Mimicking with Superyacht designers

    30 Jun 2016

    SuperYachtNews write-up of our event at SuperYacht Design Week 2015 by Angela Audretsch. “Biomimicry, the approach to innovation that looks to find sustainable solutions to human challenges by mimicking nature, is a realm that designers across all industries have frequently looked to for inspiration and development. A technical workshop at…


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