When we need the most innovative solutions for structural issues, designers often turn to nature and its creatures for inspiration. The latest example of biomimicry comes from Mick Pearce, a Zimbabwean architect, who recently designed and constructed a self-cooling building … [Read more...] about How termites, beetles, and frogs are inspiring self-cooling buildings
After being neck deep in oil for nearly a decade, it made perfect sense that the writer Lisa Margonelli would become obsessed with termites. Termites offered an escape from the depressing and seemingly intractable politics that stop us from breaking our addiction to oil. … [Read more...] about Could termites teach us how to save the world?