I would like to pose a question to anyone who might want to take a shot at answering it. Based on some of the readings that we have done, it occurs to me that there is a certain limited scope in which the SSEF competition can accomplish.( NO Vince, I'm not saying its wrong!!!). As interesting as the topic of Biomimicry is, it may or may not be the correct theme to go with steel. As Jainine Benyus has mentioned in her book, many of the processed materials that we use today in our building construction is flawed (including steel). (Benyus, pg 97)
Therefore, I pose this question. How much of a wholistic approach should we be taking as Architects the level of Biomimicry in this project, or are we to remain at a superficial level...?
(Or maybe i'm just over thinking it...)