Zaha Hadid’s winning design for the ‘Changsha Meixihu international culture and art center’ capital of the south central Chinese province of Hunan.
Curves in architecture always provide a glimpse of the future in the sense of technology overcoming the economic constraints of rectilinear forms. The corresponding aethetic delights also reflect an aesthetic decadance usually only reserved for the elite. For me curved forms and spaces provide a true haven for exaltation of the human spirit. They envelope and encourage our emotional body to expand and flow without the limitations of straight lines, hard edges and corners.
Curved architecture is truely the music for the soul. It encourages co-creativity by bringing together ideas and feelings with gentleness and elegance. When practiced in its highest form this type of design reflects true sacred geometry which gives gives joy and delight to our astral nature.
This beautiful Curved Wooden House Design by Robert Harvey Oshatz displays the ability of curved architecture to reflect forms found in nature. This in turn reflects the universal blueprint of sacred geometry demonstrated in structures from pine cones to galaxies.
This Shell Villa by ARTechnic seems like a space cruiser from the future frozen in time and in a foreign place. While it stands out sharply from its surroundings this stunning structure also deforms, wraps and curves to its environment in remarkable ways.
Forest Pavilion has 11 vault-that soar wildly over a central meeting space in the Da Nong Da Fu Forest and Eco-park, in Hualien province, Taiwan. The territory’s been a battlefield of competing interests. Historically, it belonged to the aboriginal Tawainese Amis tribe. Later, under Japanese rule, it was cultivated for sugarcane. Now the provincial government wants to develop a casino there. The Forest Pavilion was conceived for an arts festival organized to promote preserving the landscape as a forest.
It’s made out of bamboo, which, unlike trees, grows fast and can be harvested without harming the plant.
The Nautilus, designed by Javier Senosiain, was modeled from a shell and resembles, to me anyways, an ultra modern hobbit home you’d see in Lord of the Rings. Not only is the home lovely to look at with it’s curvacious design, bountiful interior plantlife and garden paths, but it’s built to last. Designed to withstand an earthquake, the structure consists of steel frames and thick concrete.
To see more inspired natural designs see Architects Gold Coast.
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