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TERMITES AND ARCHITECTURE
Using anything from sea sponges to tree canopies, architecture has been drawing inspiration from nature for centuries. More specifically, mimicking the engineering found in natural forms. This practice is called biomimicry. A perfect example of this is Zimbabwe's Eastgate Centre. Designed by Mick Pearce. the architect studied the ingenuity of termites to create a building that could naturally cool itself.