10 Examples of Biomorphic Architecture

Biomorphic Architecture bases its shape on human and animal forms, and this type of shape is inspired from mother nature herself. Nowadays this architecture is becoming increasingly popular due to improvements in technology and construction but it’s been a long time since this “style” started. Bio-organic architecture has its roots in the works of leading figures in the Art Nouveau movement.
There are no straight lines in Nature, just free-forms. This is a building system that affords structural design the ability to disappear into the wilderness so completely that it is not just bio-mimicry but symbiosis.



1. Orquideorama Botanic Garden
Location: Medellín (Colombia)
Architect: Plan B Arquitectos + JPRCR Arquitectos
Year: 2006
Material: Wood, steel, polycarbonate.

2. Eden Project Multiple Greenhouse Complex

Location: Cornwall (UK)
Architect: Nicholas Grimshaw
Year: 2000
Material: Steel, aluminium, ETFE plastic.

3. Spanish Pavilion at Shangai 2010

Location: Shangai (China)
Architect: EMBT
Year: 2010
Material: Steel, wicker.

4. Golden Egg Auditorium

Location: Hong Kong (China)
Architect: UN Studio / Van Berkel + Bos
Year: 2004
Material: Metals, glass.


5. Lidabashi Station

Location: Tokyo (Japan)
Architect: Makoto Sei Watanabe
Year: 2000
Material: Titanium dioxide, glass, steel.



6. Allianz Arena
Location: Munich (Germany)
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Year: 2005
Material: Concrete, Steel, ETFE plastic.



7. Milwaukee Art Museum
Location: Milwaukee (US)
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Year: 2001
Material: Concrete, glass.


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8. Selfridges Department Store
Location: Birmingham (UK)
Architect: Future Systems
Year: 2003
Material: Sprayed-concrete, synthetic sealant, aluminum.

If you like architecture that is adaptable to nature check this article on Floating Homes

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