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Organic Architecture

By Elma B.

Architecture has always inspired me and turns on the creative bulb within me. The type of architecture that strikes me are the organic shapes of the exterior and/or the interior. In another words, a building that somehow appears natural and does not only have square and sharp cuts. 

The term "organic architecture" was coined by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959): 

"So here I stand before you preaching organic architecture: declaring organic architecture to be the modern ideal and the teaching so much needed if we are to see the whole of life, and to now serve the whole of life, holding no traditions essential to the great TRADITION. Nor cherishing any preconceived form fixing upon us either past, present or future, but instead exalting the simple laws of common sense or of super-sense if you prefer determining form by way of the nature of materials..."

Guggenheim Museum Interior by Frank Lloyd Wright
Unfortunately, there are not as many architectural masterpieces, and especially organic architecture, in cosmopolitan cities that stand out against the conventional square buildings. Hence, be on the lookout for unique buildings when roaming around cities like London, New York, Miami, L.A., Singapore, and Hong Kong. Below, I have included some of my favorite organic-like shapes of some architectural masterpieces...

Sokcho Lighthouse 
Tel Aviv Museum of Art  
White Staircase
Andels Hotel in Lodz, Poland
18 Kowloon East, Aedas, Hong Kong

Metropol Parasol, Seville, Spain by J. Mayer H. Architects
Hill House by Andrew Maynard Architects

Amberley, West Sussex, England

Art-Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


Barcelona, Spain
Villa Malaparte in Capri, Italy

Dessert House
Mosaic Shower

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