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biotecture Line breaks: bio|tec¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪəʊˌtɛktʃə/

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Definition of biotecture in English:


[mass noun]
The use of living plants as an integral part of the design of buildings.
Example sentences
  • The timing proved fortuitous: this was during the greatest habitat building boom in known history, and the demand for ecodesign and biotecture was immense.
  • 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 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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