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March 29, 2006

Architecture's Scientific Revolution

The Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany. Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects

From Sweden to Botswana, Germany to Japan, master builders are incorporating recent developments in math and physics, as well as elements of biology and other fields, into their designs. The result has been some of the most innovative and interesting constructions of the last several decades. Seed presents five examples of contemporary architecture that have been influenced by science. Welcome to the new architectural revolution.

No shift in architectural practice in recent times has been more fruitful or astonishing than the profession's current embrace of scientific models and ideas. While the Modern movement of the last century famously incorporated the latest advances in technology and industry, there were remarkably few attempts to come to terms with the more radical scientific developments of the era, such as relativity or quantum mechanics.

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(Via Seed Magazine.)

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at March 29, 2006 10:15 PM

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