Sustainable Skeletal Buildings Function Like Living Organisms
SOMA architects present a tower and museum concept whose structure reflects how plants and animals interact with nature.
Architects have been drawing inspiration from nature for centuries. But it's only with recent developments in production materials and digital modeling tools that it became possible to design buildings that perform like biological, organic forms.
Austrian architectural firm SOMA, presented this concept design titled “Multiple Natures-Fibrous Tower” for a client in the city of Taichung in Taiwan. The project combines a signature zero carbon footprint tower and a museum at its base. The design is based on a foundation of biological principles such as having: