Inspiration Diary

Inspiration Diary
Green by Design: Embracing Nature's Innovations

Nadia Safronova
Milan, Italy
Team members
Nadia Safronova
Field of work
Architecture, Design, Visual Art, Multimedia, Research
Project category
Material tracking and reuse
Project submitted

I am an architect with a diverse educational background, having studied in MARKHI, the citadel of the Russian avant-garde movement VKHUTEMAS, where I honed my skills in classical drafting and painting. Later, my journey led me to Politecnico di Milano, where I discovered my true passion for sustainability. My thesis made between Politecnico and TU Wien focused on creating a self-sufficient city, igniting my commitment to eco-friendly design. I have since worked extensively with LEED certified projects, aligning my career with my principles. Currently, I am taking care of TESLA's infrastructure in the southern region, channeling my expertise towards building a greener future.

Inspiration Book

I have always been captivated by the marvels of biomimicry, drawing endless inspiration from nature's ingenious engineering solutions. Amidst my academic pursuits, I found solace and passion in a personal project - a book dedicated to exploring the realm of nature's engineering marvels. As it grew, the book became more than just a hobby; it evolved into an immersive source of inspiration and profound awareness. Each discovery of nature's diverse engineering mechanisms left me in awe of its perfection and resourcefulness. It opened my eyes to the boundless potential for architects and engineers to learn from nature and incorporate sustainable strategies into our creations.

In my pursuit, I envision a bridge between human-built systems and nature's engineering finesse. I hope to inspire architects, engineers, and urban planners to explore biomimicry as a means to create harmonious, resource-efficient, and ecologically conscious environments. Nature provides us with a blueprint of interconnectedness and regenerative processes, offering profound guidance towards a more sustainable future.

As I continue this journey, I aim to contribute to a world where our cities and infrastructure align seamlessly with the natural world, reducing waste and resource consumption while enhancing the well-being of humanity and the planet. With Nature's Engineering Perfection as my guiding star, I am eager to forge ahead on this rewarding path, creating a positive impact on our world and cultivating a legacy of sustainability for generations to come.

This book can be utilised in various ways. It can be used to create large-scale models, visualising and understanding the intricate details of nature's engineering schemes. Additionally it can be a tool for workshops, interactive sessions, where architects, engineers, and students can collaborate, brainstorm, and ideate new sustainable solutions.