BIOMIMICRY | towards a hybrid architecture of engineering and biology

“Digital design today has progressed to a point where
we can achieve high spatial resolution and material complexity
in form generation and manufacturing. Coupled
with the emergence of research areas such as synthetic
biology, design procedures – both digital and physical –
are aiding the transition from biologically inspired to
biologically engineered design.”
                                                                                                                    Material Synthesis, Fusing the Physical and the Computational, 2015





Today, Biomimicry is guiding design research towards the establishment of a new living materiality,

putting nature driven performative architecture on the map.



Silk Pavillion is a project of Iaac, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Masters in Advanced Architecture in 2018 by:
Students: Alaa Al Baroudi, Mohamad Fouad Hanifa, Nicolas Saade, Tarek El Kassouf, Yara Tayoun, Wang Hongyu
Assistant: Mohamad Elatab