Chicago Spire's Formal Inspiration

Its a well known fact that world renowned architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava‘s formost teacher in design has been nature. Granted his approach isn’t very systematic like other examples we’ve seen in more progressive naturally-inspired projects, its still worth noting …

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Plant Stem Stability

Plant stability comes from internal expandable hydrostat pressure, when the plant dehydrates the plant looses stability – The stem evolves differently in water compared to air (below the principle is used in an artificial hip)

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