Nature is a resource for knowledge, not just raw materials
Doug Paige is an industrial designer with a concentration in biomimicry at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Lukas Kronawitter is an architect and urban designer from Berlin. Together they are working to design one of the least sexy objects in the urban landscape, the bulkhead. Bulkheads hold land back at the edge of waterways, and the traditional metal barrier destroys the ecosystem for natural regenerative life. Their challenge is to create a new system that will allow for waterways to regenerate fish and plant populations, naturally clean water, provide recreational and industrial usability. In this video Doug and Lukas share their process on the way to a solution for the most ecologically healthy, mixed used waterways the world has ever seen.