PTERODACTYL BRACHIOPATAGIUM [io36] AEROSPACE DESIGN 2071
Biomimetic Research Components = Throughout history aviation designers have looked to the functionality of nature before scientific analysis. Birds have evolved many bone skeletons that adapt to wind currents, and land or aquatic environmental condition that allow for flight. Taking a closer look at their internal design, and wind drafting feathers can propel aviation design to new levels of comfort, innovation, and beauty. Olaniyi Studio researchers, and designers have continued to look at the ways in which functionality can incorporate as many aspects from the evolutionary time-line of the organisms all around us. When designers use biomimetic design for both aesthetic, and functional purposes, their end results carry a pedagogical weight far beyond the original design problem to solution methodology. The process of design when modelled on biological organisms, and processes by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies creates new ideas that can last over a longer period of time because the muse of the design work, and the environments parameters have already found the best anatomical solution for the desired function. In this design speculation we looked at the anatomy of the Pterosaurs, a early vertebrate that evolved flight in the Mesozoic period 228 million years ago. Their wings evolved from elastic, and elongated skin muscles in which connect their wings to their toes. As a result the wings of this design stretch from control room to rudder producing a larger wing span, an increased horizontal stabiliser, and a decreased wind draft.
Design Function = Flight + Clean Aviation + Pedagogical Design
Design Components = Pterodactyl Spine + Propatagium Membrane + Brachiopatagium Skin