Role Models
Three main areas of investigation for role models from nature were defined

1. Surface patterns, Nano-surfaces and Nano-structured materials
2. Shape, Growth, Deployable structures
3. Adaptation, Reorganisation

These three areas were chosen to reflect the specific scientific expertise in the project team: an expert in fibre structures, therefore the role-model focus rather on plants than on animals, and an expert in nano-surfaces and structural colours. Thus, the sample role models from nature to be investigated are chosen with regard to
- Availability of reliable information
- Tangibility of scales and processes
- Exclusion of biochemistry and metabolic processes
- Expected innovative potential for spatial and architectural applications

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