Dr Negin Imani

Biomimicry in Building Design

From a young age Negin was intrigued with a singular idea - what might be possible if buildings imitated living organisms? Could buildings respond to their environments the way living things do, and what impact would this have on climate change? It’s an idea that inspired her own architectural training and research, and one that has caught the imagination and attention of scholars around the world. It’s also an idea that led to her creation of the first comprehensive bio-inspired design tool, to bridge the gap between architecture and biology for designing innovative and sustainable buildings. Her hope is that this cutting edge approach can help reduce building energy consumption and bring buildings into line with their natural surroundings, giving back to the environment around them.

Further Reading:

"Bringing buildings to life" - Victoria University News

"Houses that could function like plants" - News Room

Dr Negin Imani Portrait