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[mass noun] The use of living plants as an integral part of the design of buildings.
- ‘Biotecture also extends to the use of shelterbelts and windbreaks to modify the climate around and within a dwelling without modifying the dwelling itself.’
- ‘The timing proved fortuitous: this was during the greatest habitat building boom in known history, and the demand for ecodesign and biotecture was immense.’
- ‘German landscape architect, Rudolf Doernach, used pleaching and other techniques in what he broadly called "biotecture" or "agritecture."’
- ‘He was there to help Michael Reynoldssince the 1970s a guru of so-called biotectureto build by hand a completely self-sufficient home out of discarded tires and packed earth.’
- ‘The aim is to give people an 'instant' biotecture-type structure, which would otherwise take many years to grow.’
1980s: from bio- ‘of living organisms’ + a shortened form of architecture.
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