When the weather turns warm, I love to look outside for inspiration in my work. Artists who utilize natural forms always catch my eye.
Biomorphic forms are the most perfect forms and shapes drawn from nature. They are balanced physically and mathematically, created by nature, so they will naturally be the forms most pleasing to the eye and senses. Architects, designers and artists gain inspiration from these shapes and colors, to make their work more attractive. One such artist is @javiersenosiaina on Instagram. Just look at these beautiful shapes!
I imagine the artist carefully placing each tile as he builds up the pattern, while the sun moves across the sky and changes the reflections and shadows.
Here I’m reminded of the Nautilus in Dr. Doolittle, appropriate since it’s modeled on a real-life nautilus shell, which displays its internal chambers arranged in an approximately logarithmic spiral, related to the Fibonacci sequence.
This view makes me think of serendipity – finding something unexpected along a journey.
Another artist who’s famous for her curvaceous shapes is Zaha Hadid. While we sadly lost her in 2016, her amazing work remains to inspire us, like the Wangjing Soho towers in Beijing, curved to look like giant pebbles.
Her work for the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku won the London Design Museum’s Design of the Year award in 2014, embodying Hadid’s signature, voluptuous design.
The Al Wakrah stadium’s shape is an abstraction of a line of up-turned dhows – traditional boats that can be seen in Al Wakrah’s port in Qatar. The internal structure of the roof was also designed by Hadid to reflect the form of the boats, which is also reminiscent of sand dunes, formed by the wind. I can’t think of a more beautiful profile for a building.
If YOU have a project inspired by biomorphic forms that you want to realize, get in touch with Kimball Starr today!