Hypernatural: Architecture's New Relationship with Nature
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Despite the ever-growing sophistication of synthetic and digital tools, it's the natural world that captures the imaginations of today's vanguard designers. In Hypernatural, architecture and material experts Blaine Brownell and Marc Swackhamer present an international collection of forty-two case studies that illustrate astonishing new applications becoming possible in this rapidly growing field. Projects include the Truffle, a small concrete beach house in Spain that used hay bales consumed by the family cow in the construction process; the Lithuanian Pavilion, an immersive environment that glows like amber; and the Rain Room, recently on view at MoMA, which allowed inhabitants to enter a downpour without getting a drop of water on them.
ISBN 9781616892722. Princeton Architectural Press.