Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press Author: Francesca Tatarella ISBN: 9781616891404 Format: Softcover, 224pp, 239x163mm
Natural Architecture Now features artists and architects who transform the act of building into a fascinating new art form. Built from humble elements, branches, twigs, straw, bamboo, and fulfilling a wide variety of intentions, sometimes structural, sometimes sculptural, sometimes sacred, their fantastical creations resonate with an innate natural beauty.
Natural Architecture Now has site-specific installations by an international list of contributors. From an engineered oasis and climbing structure in Joshua Tree National Park to an intricate bamboo installation on top of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to a residential mud structure prototype created by Architecture for Humanity Tehran, each project points a way forward for architects to engineer a new organic simplicity of structure and form.