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id 2006_714
authors Kona, Silika Rahman and Saleh Uddin
year 2006
title Movement in Architecture - An Analytical Approach Towards Organic Characteristics
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 714-719
summary Nature is the fundamental and recurring inspiration of organic architecture. Living organisms, both in their outward forms and in their inner structures, offer endless ideas and concepts for design. Organic architecture works with metamorphosis (the process of growth and change), the notion of “design from within”. Why should architecture be lifeless and static? Here, Movement, a unique quality of living organism is used to contribute to architecture. We cannot make a new life but we can take the characteristics to make changes in our environment, seeking not to imitate nature’s appearance, but instead to imaginatively apply its profound principles. The focus of this paper is to examine and categorize the different kinds of movement that exist in nature, understanding how their purpose can be effectively used in architecture. The topic explores techniques of living organisms used for function and defense and discusses possible implementation in architecture. Movement has the potentiality to introduce flexibility, ecological efficiency and building defense through deformable, transportable, shape shifting and morphing forms.
keywords Organic Characteristics; Movement
series eCAADe
email UddinM@missouri.edu
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