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Functionality and aesthetics

Understand form and function through biomimicry

 
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  • Lesson 1 Product comparison - Form vs function
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  • Lesson 2 Natural structures and systems
  • Lesson 3 Finding and using geometric shapes in nature 
  • Lesson 4 Organic architecture
  • Lesson 5 Constructing naturally inspired forms
  • Lesson 6 Presentation of ideas and concepts

There are 6 worksheets, homework tasks and an assessment in this unit.

Summary

Form and function are brought to life through a series of lessons which look at the roles that nature plays in the design of the built environment. Students are encouraged to find inspiration from natural forms to stimulate design proposals, creating both drawn and physical outcomes. Biomimicry is used to convey theory based on science, mathematics and art. The use of digital media is encouraged throughout to assist folio generation and to present a proposal for further evaluation. 

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 8.1mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Product comparison - Form vs function
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 2 Natural structures and systems
    • Lesson 3 Finding and using geometric shapes in nature 
    • Lesson 4 Organic architecture
    • Lesson 5 Constructing naturally inspired forms
    • Lesson 6 Presentation of ideas and concepts

    There are 6 worksheets, homework tasks and an assessment in this unit.

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