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of aesthetical, functional and structural advantages. Using efficient, lightweight structural forms similar to
those in nature reduces material and energy usage and waste amount. In this sense, it can be clearly seen
that based on learning from nature in relation to meeting gradually increasing and changing requirements
through limited resources and creating modern structural designs, biomimicry will provide much more
contribution on architecture and related fields. In this direction, in the study based on comprehensive
literature research, lots of varying living organisms in the nature have been analyzed in terms of structure;
architectural structures developed by inspiring from natural structures have been sampled and influences
of solutions inspired from nature on architectural environment have been focused.
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