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USING LESS,LIVING MORE AND BEING NATURAL
BY – UMANG SHANDILYA
•“Organic Architecture” is also known as “Bionic Architecture”.
the term BIONIC ARCHITECTURE refers to a movement of design and
construction of expressive building whose layout and lines are borrowed
•Vernacular architecture was innately organic, as vernacular architecture
is based on natural form structure and simple local material.
•Inspired by the proverb “FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION ”.
•In the new age organic architecture has reached new heights by
employing newer materials and technology in the application of natural
shapes to create continuity in the building.
•The term ORGANIC
ARCHITECTURE was invented by
great Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
•Although the word “Organic”
usually refers plants or animals or
anything related to nature but his
interpretation was an idea which
was to promote harmony between
man made structure and nature
around through design approach as
a unified composition.
•He believed that building should
complement its environment ,
building should work as a cohesive
•Organic Architecture not only addresses environment concern but also
•Each building is related to variables like
•The belief that a building should appear to grow easily from its site.
•Choosing one dominant form of a building and integrating that form
•Opening up spaces.
•Providing a place for natural foliage.
ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE IS A LIVING ARCHITECTURE.
•Using natural colors : “Go into the woods and field for color
•Revealing the nature of materials.
WOOD is sturdy and flexible
GLASS is transparent
and allows light to filter
CONCRETE is fluid.
•BRICK AND STONE are solid.
He allowed materials to perform as their nature.
•Organic Architecture utilizes strong ,
rational GEOMETRY to create a
building that can be understood
as single entity.
•Buildings should be in continuity in structure,
space and form.
“I’D LIKE TO HAVE FREE ARCHITECTURE.I’D LIKE TO HAVE ARCHITECTURE
THAT BELONGED WHERE YOU SEE IT AS GRACE TO THE LANDSCAPE INSTEAD
•Introducing nature through trees and open spaces doesn’t only look
nice but also gives you wellness benefits.
•There is growing lack of interaction between man and nature which has
created a void, Organic Architecture with free flowing and curvilinear
organic forms fills this void enhancing the city aesthetically with spirit of
•It creates a eco-friendly buildings which provide improved indoor air
quality , optimal comfort ,proper ventilation and health.
•It eliminates possible causes of SBS (SICK BUILDING SYNDROME).
•Organic buildings are more economic as they increase the asset value
and profits by giving higher employee satisfaction.
ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE IS VERY SIMPLE…“NATURE OF THINGS”
INCORPORATION OF ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE IN
•By providing curvilinear and free flowing structure for
•Providing cross ventilation.
•By providing wall insulation
Brick- Rat trap bond
•Preserving the top soil.
•Maximizing the plantation of trees.
•Increasing the soft scape of site and decreasing the hard scape.
•Using earthy colors like yellow , orange and brown.
•Increasing day light.
•Letting the materials to perform their nature
wether it is brick,stone,wood,concrete or
•Design the buildings as such that the
building should compliment the site and the
compositon should serve as a unified
SQUARE SHAPE AEROFOIL SHAPE
•Buildings having sharp edges
a high amount of drag and CAVITY
created in the opposite direction of
•Buildings having curvilinear edges
experience minimized amount of
as the flow of the wind is