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Incredibly Leaf-Like: 12 Bio-Inspired Plant-Based Designs

.Esplanade Theatre (Singapore). DP Architects and Michael Wilford hosts an elaborate skin inspired by the Durian plant. The external shading system is also responsive in that the triangular louvers adjust during the day to the suns angle and position.

Jean Paul Gaultier | Metamorphosis 2014 |

Jean Paul Gaultier | Metamorphosis 2014 |

Rene Binet’s Esquisses Décoratives (1904) predicts speculative designs that prefigure many of the forms we see today. This largely forgotten anthology of illustrations, viewable in full here, also augurs biomimicry in several drawings based on biological and morphological illustrations of Ernst Haeckel’s better-known 'Forms in Nature.'