Inspired by Nature: Plants: The Building/Botany Connection

Inspired by Nature: Plants: The Building/Botany Connection

by Alejandro Bahamon, Alex Campello, Patricia Perez
     
 

A look at how nature serves as a source of inspiration for contemporary architecture.Nature has always furnished stimulating ideas for the design of architecture. This collection of buildings, both vernacular and by important architects, from houses to hotels, schools, and commercial and industrial projects, reveals conscious and unconscious visual analogies with

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Overview

A look at how nature serves as a source of inspiration for contemporary architecture.Nature has always furnished stimulating ideas for the design of architecture. This collection of buildings, both vernacular and by important architects, from houses to hotels, schools, and commercial and industrial projects, reveals conscious and unconscious visual analogies with the plant world and explains why natural forms make good models for structure.

Editorial Reviews

The Sante Fe New Mexican
“Every building example in this photo-heavy book is fascinating both architecturally and as a reflection of...plant strategy.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393732511
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
Inspired by Nature
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Alejandro Bahamón, an architect, photographer, and editor of architecture books, is the author of numerous publications on contemporary architecture, including Sketch Plan Build, The Magic of Tents, Treehouses, Glass Houses, Houses on the Edge, and (with Ana María Álvarez), Light Color Sound. He lives in Barcelona.

Alex Campello is an architect who lives in Spain.

Patricia Pérez, a landscape engineer, directs the landscape architecture department at the Diputación de Barcelona and is a professor in the master of landscape architecture program at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña.

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