I wanted to introduce some resources to a profound concept with far reaching implications
Constructal Theory: Introduction to the Inverse of Biomimicry
"Breaking the traditional boundaries between biology, physics, geology, and social sciences it describes how flow systems change through time. Biological organisms are flow systems. River basins are flow systems. Trees are a flow system. New York City is a flow system. Constructal theory says that for any of these flow systems to persist, to sustain, or survive, they must be structured (architecturally designed) in such a way that the things within that system increasingly get to where they need to go."A new theory, and possibly a new law of physics, Constructal theory can be understood as the inverse of biomimicry. Instead of looking to nature or biology to guide design, constructal theory starts from the understanding of the simple constructal law and extrapolates out a series of structures or designs for that situation. Amazingly, this new law of physics has been shown to describe the evolution of architecture found in nature. Let that sink in. A theory from the field of thermodynamics describes why a leaf looks like a leaf…why a river looks like a river…and much more.
Constructal theory not only enables scientists to better understand why Nature looks the way it does, but may give us insight into how we can shape our technology for a sustainable future. This Treehugger exclusive series will help our readers understand the exciting new discovery, and why it matters. To begin- The Constructal Law:
“For a flow system to persist in time (to survive) it must evolve in such a way that it provides easier and easier access to the currents that flow through it”. -Adrian Bejan
Constructal Theory: Sustainability
Constructal Theory: The Science
Constructal Theory: The Applications
Biomimicry: Nature's Alternative to Genetically Engineered Foods
Constructal theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constructal Theory Web Portal
Hunting The Hidden Dimension PBS NOVA One Hour Program on the work of Benoit Mandelbrot, Fractals and their relationship to nature, which ties in very well with Constructal theory at certain points.
Watching this may provide a better context to then review Constructal theory