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Biomimicry in Architectural Design: The Bullitt Center

Biomimicry in Architectural Design: The Bullitt Center

The Bullitt Center design was inspired by a Douglas fir forest —utlitizing the trees’ charaterstics in key design elements of the building such as energy and water. Its photovoltaic (PV) array was built like a tree canopy, capturing more energy than the building actually uses in the summer time. In addition, the building soaks up rain water, stores it and uses the water.