‘Hypernatural’: Architecture’s New Relationship with Nature

In their new book, authors Blaine Brownell and Marc Swackhamer describe how designers and architects have started to copy nature, with pavilions designed to wilt into the forest after several decades, wooden structures that change shape with the weather and chairs grown from crystal. Original Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Chinese President Xi Jinping: ‘No More Weird Architecture’

Chinese president Xi Jinping is fed up with his country’s fascination with what he calls “weird architecture,” the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Speaking at a literary symposium in Beijing last week, Xi’s two-hour speech took shot at Chinese architects and artists who have designed avant-garde style buildings. Instead, he said that art should “be […]

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