Beijing National Stadium: Beijing
Architects have long been inspired by nature. Evidence of its influence can be seen throughout the ages, from the natural symbolism of Ancient Greek and Roman architecture to the works of 20th-century visionary Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed buildings to complement the natural landscape.
New technologies are now helping architects recreate complex structures found in the nature by using modern construction methods and materials. Biomimetic architecture draws its influence from the Earth. From India’s dreamlike Lotus Temple to Singapore’s spiraling Helix Bridge, discover man’s relationship with nature at these architectural wonders.
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