Inspired by Nature Plants - The Building/Botany Connection

ISBN-10: 0393732517

ISBN-13: 9780393732511

Edition: 2008

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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. 246 color, 125 line illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Alejandro Baham�n, 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 Mar�a �lvarez), Light Color Sound. He lives in Barcelona.

Alex Campello is an architect who lives in Spain.

Introduction
Light and Spatial Arrangement
Lucky Drops
Sharp Centre for Design
Las Palmas Parasite
Fire and Police Station
Children's Room
Water Control
World Birding Center
New Barcelona Activa Headquarters
Houses in Maasbommel
Temperature Control
Somis Hay Barn
Sfera Building
Mill Center for the Arts
Extreme Conditions
Mountain Bivouac
Turbulence House
Svalbard Research Centre
ESO Hotel
Defense
Dutch Embassy
Magasin 3
Brillare
Homologies
Sudwestmetall Offices
Leaf Chapel
Buffon School
Billboard Building
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation
Index of Architects
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