Nature’s Architects is a free, family-friendly trail to discover twenty micro-homes and structures. Each one is created by leading architects and inspired by nature and biomimicry. They bring to life the fascinating relationship between the built and natural environments by exploring the way plants and creatures build their homes and create forms.
Created by Museum of Architecture, the trail takes place around Pavilion Road and Duke of York Square in Chelsea and runs until the 25 September.
Visit naturesarchitects.org to find out more, to read about how each structure on the trail was made and to watch a video all about how nature can inspire us - including how velcro was invented.
Positioned around the doorsteps, tree forks, railings and planters, there are twenty miniature houses to discover close to Sloane Square. Think Coral, Kingfishers, Bears and Bats and all the different ways they build. What can we learn from how they build and how could their techniques help us to be more sustainable and eco-friendly when building for humans?
From spiders who create intricate tensile structures, to birds who weave, stack, and layer materials to build their nests, to mushrooms who use cantilevers to suspend themselves off vertical plains, Nature’s Architects shows all the fascinating ways creatures and plants build and construct and demonstrates the way nature can be truly inspirational to designers and architects.
Participating architects and their structures:
Gruff Architects: Bear, Frog, Weaver Bird, Humpback Whale
NOOMA Studio: Coral Heights, Kingfisher Nests, Owl Barbules, Jellyfish Bells
Studio AKI: Caddis Cathedral, Termite City, Veil House, Exoshelters
Built.Works: Razor Clam, Burdock Burr, Cactus, Octopus
Madeleine Kessler, Ness Lafoy and Rosie Hervey: Baya Weaver Den, Mossy Mound, Hedgehog House, Bat Boardwalk
Melissa Woolford, founder and director of Museum of Architecture, said: “Architects draw from nature to inform their designs. In Nature’s Architects we wanted to show how their forward-thinking ideas and inventive material use can have a positive impact on our planet. I am really excited to see how each architect team has responded to the biomimicry brief. We hope the trail will inspire visitors to think differently about the natural and built environments and how by championing nature-based solutions we can better protect our planet’s biodiversity.”
Open until 25 September 2022.
Free to visit.
Commissioned by Museum of Architecture in partnership with Cadogan.
FromJuly 26, 2022 06:36 PM
UntilSeptember 25, 2022 06:36 PM