Biomimicry is when we take ideas from nature to influence designs and solve human challenges. This activity explores how science and nature can work together to inspire the way our cities are built.
Through using everyday objects, your imagination and some experimentation, take a closer look at the amazing shapes, patterns and colours you can see in nature. Using a smart phone and micro lens, learn how to build your own DIY microscope to zoom in on natural objects, using what you see to inspire your design ideas.
You can see our Biomimicry video here
Sculpting Papar Cities
Sculpting with paper to form exciting shapes from 2D to 3D is an imaginative way to explore and experiment with structures, form and designs in our cities and spaces. In this activity, we share the top tips and techniques on how to build and design with paper, so you can build your own unique space.
You can see our Sculpting Paper Cities video here
Digital Handheld Cities
Engage your imagination by creating your own 3D virtual world in our Digital Handheld City activity! Using a variety of exciting technologies, go on adventures through Virtual Reality to explore 3D worlds, then make your own Ecological City by taking inspiration from nature to help build your designs.
Learn how to code your city to make it move and come to life! You can even hold your Digital City in your hands and explore it through Augmented Reality, which brings your Virtual creation into the real world!
You can see our Digital Handheld Cities video here