"... designers and researchers increasingly are looking for inspiration in nature to discover new materials and new material behaviors, so that buildings (or rather building enclosures) can respond dynamically to changin enviromental conditions. In addition to mimicking the intricate complex appearance and organization of patterned skins and structures in nature, their behavior is also being investigated for possible new ideas about the performance of building skins and structures."
Branko Kolarevic and Kevin R. Klinger
Extracted from: KOLAREVIC, B and KLINGER, K: 2008, Manufacturing Material Effects Rethinking Design and Making Architecture,
. Routledge, New York