We must venture beyond contemporary approaches that only seek to reduce our impact on the planet and find truly regenerative alternatives for waste management, manufacturing and building.
Nothing is ever-lasting. Everything is ever-changing. We do not design. We refine what nature has given us.
At Biohm we have a vision to create a healthier and more sustainable built environment by drawing on nature for inspiration and innovation. We believe that at a time of climate crisis, radical change is needed, requiring systemic innovation on a large scale to redress the multifaceted issues interwoven within our economies that have led us to where we are now.
If we are to venture beyond merely reducing our impact on the planet and our health, contemporary approaches to waste management, manufacturing and building must undergo a step-change towards having a positive and regenerative impact.
Our goal is not only to build a successful company, but moreover, to improve the quality of people’s lives through enabling the use of healthy, environmentally friendly, circular materials and building solutions for applications across the design and construction industries, eliminating the concept of waste and demonstrating how business can equitably and ethically work in collaboration with the natural world, industry, academia, government and community.
With the population of our planet predicted to increase by nearly 40% over the next 35 years, the demands placed upon our natural ecosystems and resources will far exceed the point of sustainability. With the construction of our built environment and infrastructure accounting for over 50% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is becoming ever more apparent that conventional approaches to building no longer meet our present and future needs.
A transformation in thought, approach and value is necessary to ensure the industry’s sustainability and improve its long-term resilience. However, this transition needs to be significantly accelerated in order to take sufficient action against the climate crisis and meet local and global sustainability targets.
Biohm was founded by Ehab Sayed, a designer, engineer, researcher and entrepreneur to bring the principles of biomimetics into the construction industry by adapting and applying the ingenuity that is found in nature to our built environment.
We aim to revolutionise our built environment and the way we do business through the development of bio-based materials, circular construction systems and innovative business models.
Watch our Talk at Google below to find out more.
The most sustainable, resilient and adaptive examples of design can be found in nature’s organisms and systems. As architecture allows us to create ‘built environments’ in which we can flourish, there is no better place than the natural world for inspiration. Biomimicry, or biomimetics, is not the simple imitation of natural form, but is the abstraction of formations, structures, functions and processes in nature to synthesise man-made products and systems that solve a problem. Biology has been proven to be significantly more efficient than technology and for over three billion years, evolution has refined and optimised solutions to overcome life’s relentless challenges. It would be a lethal oversight to believe that we can compete with such colossal feats of engineering and design. However we can learn, cooperate and collaborate with nature to help solve our global problems.