Nature as a Source of Inspiration for Architectural Structures

Julistiono, Eunike Kristi (2006) Nature as a Source of Inspiration for Architectural Structures. Other. Petra Christian University. (Unpublished)

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    Over decades, architectural structures have developed along with the development of built environment. Structural design disciplines have grown enormously in order to find an optimum structure, resulting the creation of today’s novel and innovative structures. Observing these man-made structures, it is obvious that most inspirations have come from natural structure. The beauty of nature is undeniable, the power and efficiency of natural form and pattern has been proved by time as well. Most forms in nature are structurally efficient and have capability to withstand even extreme forces such as earthquake. Therefore, using nature as inspiration in architectural structure is very reasonable. In fact, by utilizing recent technology, it is become possible to generate complex form from nature which produces not only aesthetic, but also efficient and innovative structure. This research report presents observation of natural structures and its inspirational principles towards man-made structure. It discusses the inspirational principles from nature, structural forms and structural patterns inspired by natural structures and their application in recent building projects. The purpose is to highlight inspirational principles from nature, understand their advantages, and furthermore understand how these principles applied in the creation of recent architectural structures.

    Item Type: Monograph (Other)
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
    Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning > Architecture Department
    Depositing User: Eunike Kristi Julistiono
    Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 11:35
    Last Modified: 11 Apr 2013 11:35
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/15937

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