I just walked over that link! Mitchell Jordan, the lecturer, explains his idea of growing a home out of controlled growth of plants. I think it has more to do with Bioutilisation than mimicry, but I find it quite exciting ;)
Video: Don't build your home, grow it!
Mitchell Jordan is, according to his website, a leader in ecological design, architecture and urbanism.
His portfolio shows really interesting projects, you should check it out.
Official Homepage of Mitchell Jordan
edit: Link was wrong, just changed it and now it's working!