Dennis Dollens is a fervent biomimic. His well known work involves the idea of a tree-like structural system that houses glass leaf clusters designed to regulate ventilation and control light.
You can follow the entire development of the project on his website, but in summary it would be safe to say the idea came from a series of branch structures acting as trusses that support paper-like membranes eventually resembling a canopy. His site also notes similar projects that have taken inspiration from nature to find solutions to other space making problems.
Pingback: My Homepage