INTEGRATION OF BONI CULTURE AND BIOMIMICRY FOR CULTURALLY THEMED SPACES FOR THE UPPER CLASS TOURIST

                                                  ABSTRACT
The researcher aims at providing solutions that are functional and enhance the
quality of life with regards to cultural heritage of less distinctive tribes in
Kenya and sustainable practices to create a mutual correlation between the two.
The study examines the unique attributes of the marginalized tribes and
integrates of sustainability to preserve the dying cultures and promote cultural
designs in Kenya. The study focuses on the Aweer or Boni tribe known for
their unique tradition of whistling to birds that guide them to honey, has raised
fears that their mellifluous song will soon be silenced. The researcher intends
on creating an abstract narrative from the honey-hunting tradition using design
elements and principles and creating innovative solutions from bio-inspired
designs tailored to meet the needs of the case study. This involves bio-mimicry
of the woodland environment of the Aweer, the hexagonal shape of the
honeycomb, the vein patterns of indigenous leaves and the bone structure of
honey-guide bird. This will create endless design ideas and solutions in both
the interior and exterior spaces of the case study.

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