Primavera Residences a Biomimicry inspired design
In design, there's no richer supply of inspiration than nature. Yet, finding inspiration from nature is far quite simply copying its colours as nature can even help buildings to figure.
This is known as biomimicry, an idea that property developer Italpinas Euroasian style and Eco-Development corporation. (ITPI) is espousing in its buildings. ITPI is an Italian-Filipino company best-known for an advocacy on property architecture and development round the country. Its initial property in Cagayan de Oro known as Primavera Residences garnered a 5 Star Award for Best Mixed-Use Development within the Philippines at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2014-2015
Biomimicry, explained creator Romolo V. Nati, chairman and CEO of ITPI, could be a thought that has been around for hundreds of years. ITPI would really like to acquaint this idea to the general public through its projects.
“Up to a definite point in history, consumption of natural resources and human development were in balance. Societies were in balance with the surroundings. currently the balance is broken due to a cultural thought that resources ar infinite and that we have total control over nature. This wrong manner of thinking made cities as they're now—extremely contaminated, engorged and not sustainable,” Nati explained.
“If we would like to change, we've got to alter our thinking initial and our cities can change with it,” he added.
He aforesaid that typical construction practices among property developers is to repeat models round the world. But, this is often wrong as a result of one thing that works elsewhere might not work furthermore here.
For Primavera Residences, for example, ITPI took inspiration from an anthill. one amongst its most outstanding passive green options, the central column within the middle of each building, takes its cue from the hollow gap to the ant colony used for transporting materials and for ventilation.
“The central column has many functions. First, it permits natural lightweight into the building, decreasing the necessity for artificial lighting. Second, it creates a funnel result that enables air within the building and distributes it to cross-facing units,” said Nati.
Another field of study thought supported biomimicry designed by ITPI is Coral city. Taking inspiration from coral, the 30,000-sqm inexperienced complicated features individual, interconnected buildings in ring-like shapes which will stand up to earthquakes, typhoons and floods.
This inspiration from nature has several advantages. one amongst them could be a huge savings on construction prices.