Architecture as nature
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Citation:Shi, Y. (2013). Architecture as nature. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional). Unitec Institute of Technology.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2437
“A building is something that protects us and differentiates itself from the natural environment. I like the idea of energy ; in a sense, the energies are about thermodynamics and about the real forces that we are creating. The history of nature is about evolution and specialization of form following some reaction to place. Architecture from that point of view should be trying to understand more about this interaction.—Vicente Guallart” Architecture can own the same flexibility, wideness, diversity with nature. This project discusses the relationship between architecture and natural environment. Project site: Auckland Botanic Gardens, Hill Road, Manurewa. Development of existing visitors' centre, and plans for new library. “Clouds appear in all sorts of places, and come in all shapes and sizes. They also disperse in different ways : rain clouds may disappear after making it rain, for instance, while morning mist dissolves in a moment. How much justification can there be for permanence in architecture within the natural environment?—Junya Ishigami”