FRAAi architecten, Bio^mi, Spinwaves, BiomimicryNL
Lydia Fraaije studied architecture at the University of Technology in Eindhoven and has a daily practice as biomimicry architect. She is a team member of BiomimicryNL, the European Biomimicry Alliance and part of the global biomimicry movement. Together with Nadia Jellouli-Guachati she founded Bio^mi with the objective to bring biomimicry into practice by developing sustainable materials for the future inspired by biological nano structures.
As an architect she has a specific interested in architecture and the collaboration with other disciplines and manages to do her work on the verge of architecture and art, fashion, technical innovation and biology. In her opinion architecture as a technical discipline is evolving towards the body and becoming more and more prosthetic. Philosopher Peter Sloterdijk mentions this as; ‘Man and machine will eventually fuse into one’.
Since 2013 she joined BiomimicryNL and within the range of Biomimicry it is possible to combine all of her interests in biology and technical innovations. At this moment she is designing her own house and this is the pilot Biomimicry showcase house for a ‘genetic architecture, based on the conditions conducive to life’. In this design she addresses the question ‘How architecture, through parametric design, can function like an organism?’ And ‘Is it is possible to create architecture that is in a dynamic balance with its environment by thinking in ecosystems?’
Next to her daily practice as a biomimicry architect she is part of Spinwaves . A company she runs together with Serena Scholte to help large organizations and companies to hack big (technical) challenges by means of biomimicry and ecosystems thinking.
Biomimicry: natures unlimited database of R&D for developing sustainable materials
developing sustainable materials inspired by natural nanostructures
Bio^mi is convinced that education about biomimicry and biological nanostructures is key and a good way to inspire students to start working with bio-inspired innovation. Therefore we formed collaborations with several forms, disciplines and levels of education.
During the meet-up you will get an introduction in to the world of biomimicry and we will present an update of the latest results of our bio nanostructure research.
10:00 - 12:00
CWF HOUSE, Eindhoven