Biomimicry – Inspired by Nature – episode 2

Building with Efficiency

The second episode deals with the real estate of nature: plants and sponges. They are forced to find the best survival strategy on their “land”. In millions of years there has emerged a kind of natural archive of strategies and solutions that is being improved. We can utilize this archive, we just need to learn to read and understand it.

The episodes in detail:

Episode 1: The Art of Movement
Episode 2: Building with Efficiency
Episode 3: Orientation in the Chaos
Episode 4: Fabrics of Future

News

  • - "Biomimicry – Inspired by nature" on Asia tour

    Our 4-part series “Biomimicry – Inspired by nature” is travelling within the Science Film Festival through Asia. With more than [...]

    Our 4-part series "Biomimicry – Inspired by nature" is travelling within the Science Film Festival through Asia. With more than 139.000 visitors in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, the festival is one of the greatest events of its kind worldwide. The festival celebrates the union of art and science through the medium of film and television and takes place from 15th of October to 10th of December in eight ASEAN-countries.

    Science Film Festival 2012


  • - "Inspired by Nature" wins Life Science Award

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that our TV-series “Inspired by Nature” by André Rehse won the Life [...]

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that our TV-series "Inspired by Nature" by André Rehse won the Life Science Award 2011. The documentary series convinced the jury in the category "Engineering" through its "discoveries of new ways to learn from nature". The awards took place on the 21st of October 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of the Life Science Film Festival.

    Life Science Film Festival


  • - "Inspired By Nature" amongst 35th Wildlife Film Festival's finalists

    “Inspired By Nature” is among the finalists of the 35th Anniversary International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. Wish us [...]

    "Inspired By Nature" is among the finalists of the 35th Anniversary International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. Wish us luck for the rest of the way! The festival itself will take place from 5th to 12th of May 2012.

    Wildlife Film Festival


Projekte


  • Biomimicry - Inspired by Nature – episode 3

  • Biomimicry - Inspired by Nature – episode 1

  • Biomimicry - Inspired by Nature (4 parts)

  • Biomimicry - Inspired by Nature – episode 4


Biomimicry – Inspired by Nature – episode 2

“Before we built the house, we did what we called a genius-of-place-report, because we figured that we are not the first ones to have lived here, that there are a lot of organisms that have been making their living here for aeons. So let’s ask them how they heat themselves, how they ventilate themselves, and how they cool themselves – what kind of materials they use.” (Janine Benyus)

Today we are building houses that can largely be described as energy-guzzlers, the production of construction materials like concrete uses a very high amount of raw materials.
What can we deduce from the adaptability of animals and plants that would help us create a more sustainable world today?

The second episode deals with the real estate of nature: plants and sponges. Just as human dwellings they are bound to locations. They are forced to find the best survival strategy on their “land”. In millions of years there has emerged a kind of natural archive of strategies and solutions that is being improved constantly, from generation to generation. We can utilize this archive, we just need to learn to read and understand it.

Director: André Rehse
Script: André Rehse, Jan Tenhaven
Director of Photography: Fabian Welther
Editing: Oliver Szyza
Sound: Sebastian Richter, Martin Kleinmichel
Music: Nils Kacirek, Sipho Khumalo
Sound engineering: Jörg Höhne
Graphics: Michael Hübinger
Consultant: Prof. Dr. Antonia Kesel
Line Producer: Kathrin Isberner
Producer: Anahita Nazemi
Production Assistant: Sarah Maret
Executive producer : Christian Beetz
Co-producer: Ton Okkerse
Commissioning editors: Ann-Christine Hornberger (ZDF/ARTE)

  • Inspired by Nature

    Premiere in the Embassy of France - Berlin
    25 February 2011 at 6:30 pm

  • Inspired by Nature – episode 2

    arte
    11 March 2011 at 9:45 pm

  • Inspired by Nature – episode 2

    arte
    12 March 2011 at 10:00 am

  • Inspired by Nature - Episode 2

    International Wildlife Film Festival, Roxy Theater - Missoula, Montana, USA
    10 May 2012 at 5:00 pm

  • Inspired by Nature - Episode 2

    ZDFinfokanal
    02 August 2012 at 11:30 am

  • Inspired by Nature - Episode 2

    ZDFinfokanal
    04 August 2012 at 2:15 pm

  • Biomimicry – Inspired by Nature

    Science Film Festival - Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand & Vietnam
    15 October 2012 – 10 December 2012

  • Biomimicry - Building with Efficiency

    ZDF kultur
    14 September 2013 at 5:30 pm

  • Biomimicry - Building with Efficiency

    ZDF kultur
    15 September 2013 at 4:45 am

  • Biomimikry – Inspired by Nature! Building with Efficiency

    Festival "Ville biomimétique, ville de demain" - Salle Raimu - Vélizy-Villacoublay, Frankreich
    22 May 2014 at 9:00 pm