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Using Nature's Genius in Architecture

How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.

TED Ideas worth spreading


'One of the gifts of biomimicry for a speaker is that it provides an almost inexhaustible supply of engaging stories.'

Michael Pawlyn, Engaging an Audience @ JLA 

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In the diary

  • 14 November 2019 ‘The Office of 2030’ Schauraum-b, Basel, Switzerland

Selected talks Exploration

  • 2019 Michael Pawlyn public lecture at Central Saint Martins, London
  • 2018 Michael Pawlyn at Nudgestock 2018, Folkstone
  • 2017 Michael Pawlyn talk on radical thinking at FX Talks 2017, London
  • 2016 Keynote presentation at International Conference on Biomimicry, Utrecht University
  • 2015 Michael Pawlyn Darwin College Lecture Cambridge
  • 2014 Michael Pawlyn, with Janine Benyus at dif Disruption Innovation Festival
  • 2014 Michael Pawlyn and Ross Lovegrove, 100% Design London
  • 2012 Biomimicry and the Ecological Age Lignacite Lecture, Royal College of Physicians, London
  • 2011 'Biomimicry in Architecture' Book launch talk at the RSA London
  • 2011 Teaching at ETH Zurich Summer School
  • 2010 ‘Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture’ at TED Salon, London