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Incorporating Nature Into Architecture
December 1, 2021 at 6:30 PM
by Mamathaa Hemanth
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Modern landscape architecture is the result of a particular perspective on the human-nature relationship. Today, more than ever, there is a recognition of the landscape as a valuable asset that architecture can and should enrich while safeguarding future generations. The plethora of briefs and design concepts for natural-setting objects, such as cabins, observation towers, and shelters, that are a constant in the architectural news cycle demonstrate an enduring interest in the thoughtful development of inhabited places in terrain.

Here are 5 Aspects of the Area where Nature and Architecture Meet

1. Biomimetic Architecture

2. Biomorphic Architecture

3. Landscape Design and Use of Natural Materials

4. Minimalism In Design

5. Sustainable Techniques In Design

1. Biomimetic Architecture

Biomimetic architecture is a type of architecture that is inspired by nature. The structures and processes of nature, such as plants, animals, and other life forms, are mimicked in biomimetic architecture. Nature constantly finds a way to adapt to changes in the environment, including those caused by climate change. It also includes answers for surviving in the harshest of environments.

The mechanism that every plant, animal, and other life form has inside them to adapt to their circumstances has been a major source of inspiration for architects and designers. The use of technology to mimic their mechanisms and its use in the construction of structures as a means to merge architecture and nature in order for the building to adapt to its surroundings.

2. Biomorphic Architecture

Biomorphic architecture is a type of architecture that draws design inspiration from natural forms. The shapes are based on trees, leaves, animals, birds, and other natural forms, as well as abstract forms. Architecture with nature-inspired forms brings people closer to nature. Biomorphism, in today's world, is a notion that many architects eagerly incorporate into their work.

3. Landscape Design and Use of Natural Materials

Users can live in constant contact with nature by combining open spaces and landscape areas with developed spaces. People are more positive and in a better mood when architecture and nature coexist, with environmental damage being reduced on a larger scale.

One of the best ways to intermix architecture with nature is to use natural materials in their most raw or unprocessed state. Every day, we come into intimate contact with spatial materials. As a result, the use of natural materials such as wood, clay, mud, stone, bamboo, and other similar materials creates a natural environment in the area and conveys the essence of the forest. Additionally, using a color pallet that includes natural colors such as earthy greys, blues, browns, earthy green, and rusty tints promotes a sense of harmony between self and nature.