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8. BIOMORPHIC FORMS & PATTERNS

PATTERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL
  • INCREASE Preference (1, 3, 4)
  • INCREASE Place Attachment (1, 3)

WELL-BEING BENEFITS

  • DECREASE Anxiety (2, 4, 5)
EMOTIONAL

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”                                                                                                                        - Albert Einstein 

THE BASICS

Biomorphic forms are those that represent natural forms often in an abstract way, relying on contour, patterns, and textures to draw a connection to nature.  This can appear in architectural or structural form, or in smaller, more decorative applications. See Complexity & Order for more related information.

 
Architectural Examples

This approach uses nature as an inspiration in creating shapes and details and can be approached through  structure, and it has been suggested that structural approaches are more powerful (6)

Decorative Examples

Smaller, more decorative applications can be seen in banisters or railings, furniture, floor mosaics, window details, fabrics, and wall paper designs. 

All Photo Credits: Nicole Craanen

 

All Photo Credits: Nicole Craanen

Some more Great Examples of Biomorphic Forms & Patterns

(a range of applications & styles is are shown below)

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Casa Batllo
Barcelona, Spain
Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Central Post Office
Saigon, Vietnam
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Denver International Airport
Denver, Colorado, USA
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Church
Ireland
Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen
Lotus Temple
New Dehli, India
Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen
Bratislava, Slovakia
Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen
Falling Water
Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA
Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen
Grand Palace
Bangkok, Thailand
Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen
Sagrada Familia
Barcelona, Spain
Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen
Seattle, Washington, USA
Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen
UW-Madison - Union
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen
Milwaukee Public Library
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen