Figure 2: Norman Foster's Gherkin Tower in London derives its famous diagrid skin from the Venus Flower Basket Sponge. The latticeworks on the sponge help to disperse stresses and also withhold water currents- a fine example of how collaborations between designers and botanists have found pragmatic ways to blur boundaries between architecture and nature.

Interdisciplinary Practices in Architecture

Interdisciplinary Practices: Architects create visions of what they think could be architecture. A host of systems and processes amalgamate to bring these visions to reality through the built form. From the st...
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NTU Learning Hub | Heatherwick Studio

NTU Learning Imagine a center where knowledge meets ideas and ideas translate into business opportunities! Heatherwick Studio has designed this unique learning hub for Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Si...
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Google New Campus – A Sci-Fi Glass Utopia

Google, the internet monster which has more than 50,000 employees, is looking for new ways to attract engineers and retain staff as it expands its product lineup beyond its core search business. The company mig...
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Bombay Sapphire Distillery | Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio was commissioned by Bombay Sapphire, a gin-marker, to create the company’s first in-house production facility open to the public. The building was formerly a water-powered paper mill, and the...
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Aluminium Extrusion Bench | Heatherwick Studio

These sculptural pieces are made of a single extruded piece of aluminum. A large press can squeeze out up to ten thousand pounds of aluminum through its die (the opening that forms the shape of the profile desi...
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Materials House | Thomas Heatherwick

The Science Museum in London commissioned Thomas Heatherwick studio to design a Materials House, an exhibit to show “everything that anything can be made of” for the Challenge of Materials gallery.Instead of pr...
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Barnards Farm Sitooterie | Heatherwick Studio

Thomas Heatherwick is an English designer known for innovative use of engineering and materials in public monuments and sculptures. Recently, Heatherwick Studio has been commissioned by The National Malus to de...
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East Beach Café | Heatherwick Studio

Alright, well, this is not a new project by any means- it opened in June of 2007. It is, however, good to go back and look at what has come before. Even and perhaps especially what has come only recently before...