Nature can be known to inspire artists, poets and the most creative humans. But it can inspire architects also to build modern wonders of the world. Nature can always be a huge inspiration behind a lot of architectural marvels around the world. Architects can least be able to portray the importance of a harmonious relationship between man and nature through these builds. Some of these buildings, bridges and other builds are so beautiful that they are worth traveling for. The most beautiful architectural marvels that have been inspired by nature Let’s take about it.
1.Beijing National Stadium (China):-
Originally built for the 2008 Olympic Games, the Beijing National Stadium is no less than a treat for the sore eyes of any traveler. It is designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, the locals have fondly given it the title of Bird’s Nest for its striking resemblance to the same. If you went with the architectural detail of this stadium, you can notice that it is inspired by a bird’s nest. The stadium’s structure has a spatial grid-like formation which includes the presence of a bowl-shaped interior, roof, and staircases, all of which have been given shape by the overlapping steel trusses. Furthermore, the empty spaces within the structure are filled with a translucent membrane, which resembles a lot like how birds build their nests by stuffing other materials in the empty spaces of structures they build.
2.Sagrada Familia (Spain):-
The Sagrada Familia is one of the top architectural wonders in Barcelona and it has been known for being incomplete for years. Although it was finally completed in 2000, the church’s original architect, Antoni Gaudi, is said to have been motivated by his faith while designing this church. The architecture of the unfinished part of this church, which was later completed, was inspired by nature that beautifully depicts the relationship shared between nature, humans and their religion. The central nave of the church has been modeled after tree trunks and their branching canopies. The purpose of the church’s architecture is to make visitors feel as if they are walking into an enormous forest.
3.Lotus Temple, New Delhi (India):-
The tourists’ favorite Lotus Temple in New Delhi has been modeled in the shape of a lotus. Temple is famous for architecture and the faith associated with it. Travelers from all parts of the world find the architecture of this temple really interesting. Since it is a Bahai temple, architect Fariborz Sahba incorporated 27 freestanding marble petals arranged in groups of three and spread across nine sides, the temple’s structure coincides with the religion’s requirement of a place of worship which is built in a nine-sided circular shape. The materials used to build the exterior of this temple have been brought from the Penteli mountain in Greece, which is also a source for the Parthenon in Athens.
One of the biggest tourist attractions in the city of Taipei, the 101-story skyscraper that stands at an altitude of as high as 1,671 ft. It was the tallest building in the world when it was opened back in 2004. Very few know that renowned architect C.Y. Lee modeled this massive structure in the likeness of a bamboo stalk. In fact, when looked closely, the skyscraper has a total of eight repetitive segments, comprising of eight floors in each one, and also each one having a significant symbolism backing its existence. The segments of this building are like that of both bamboo and a pagoda. Besides, the green-tinted glass windows complete the look of the tower in the form of bamboo.
5.Helix Bridge, Singapore:-
Designed by a team of architects who belonged to different architectural firms from the world, including Architects 61 in Singapore and the Australia-based Cox Architecture and Arup. The main purpose of building the famous Helix Bridge was to connect a famous hotel and shopping center with the ArtScience Museum and Gardens by the Bay. Just as the name indicates, the structure of this beautiful and uniquely designed bridge has been inspired by the double helix structure of a DNA molecule. This is more natural than any structure can get. The length of this bridge is 919 ft and it has five viewing platforms that are popular among travelers from all parts.
6.Milwaukee Art Museum:-
It has the most catching feature is its huge sunscreen roof that Burke Brise Soleil – which is reminiscent of great white wings thanks to an open and closing mechanism controlling the 90-tonne screen. Gabriel Tang, an architect and also senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, describes US building is among his favorites. “Although it is an expensive and technically complex and delightful way in which architecture can inspire by observations and ideas from nature to create pieces which can interestingly, functionally and practically beautiful.” straight-forward legibility of the building.