【競賽名稱】: Biomimicry Global Design Challenge
【主辦單位】: Biomimicry Institute, USA
The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition that asks teams of students and professionals to address critical global issues with nature-inspired solutions in landscape, architecture, product, service design field. The challenge is hosted by the Biomimicry Institute, in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.
指導教授： 陳彥廷 助理教授
獲得名次： 優選 Merit
Climate change has actually caused extreme climate, while increasing temperature is the worst problem and we call it “heatwave” The TryAntCold is a new kind of the roof inspired by the hair of Saharan Silver Ant and shell of the desert snail. The TryAntCold is in a unique prism shape that can reflect the heat from the sunlight with three distinct phenomenon to cool down:1. Total internal reflection (TIR) 2. Reflecting the electromagnetic spectrum, including the near-infrared (NIR) 3. Thermal radiation . We hope that the TryAntCold can bring some benefits to climate and human. We also make it flexible to make it be able to be used in different regions to help people adapt to hot weather and have a good live under the changing climate in a nature and climate-friendly
指導教授： 陳彥廷 助理教授
Fog is an alternative source with high potentiality. It provides clean water in arid and semiarid regions with an affordable system. Consequently, my aims is to design a simple and low-cost architectural skin to capture moisture and transform it into usable water. The Bionic Breathing Skin for Architecture is connected to water purification system and transported to running water system. Collected moisture can be transformed into household water ultimately.
Air pollution is an urgent environmental issue needed to be solved. Its emissions of vehicles and PM 2.5 cause acid rain and pollution. Barriers are the highest interface contacting traffic flow. Moss can grow on the roadside in emissions, also can absorb vehicle emissions as nutrient. It’s why we hope to improve pollution problems through the combination of these.
What if we take plant itself as the road light? Can we replace road light with natural plant itself?
Normally, Light pollution is the presence of anthropocentric light in the night environment. It is exacerbated by excessive, misdirected or obtrusive uses of light, but even carefully used light fundamentally alters natural conditions. As a major side-effect of urbanization, it is blamed for compromising health, disrupting ecosystems and spoiling aesthetic environments.
We create LIGHT GUIDE – a lighting device on mountain path to reduce light pollution. The plant is used as a veneer to self-illuminate and light the mountain path. It mixes energy, functions and materials by combining plants and device.