Landform architecture opens up new possibilities
for relationships between natural systems and built
form, landscape and architecture. It has the potential
to blur boundaries between past and present, exterior
and interior, ground and underground, natural
and artificial. Landform architecture is a unique
approach that allows architects to connect people,
buildings and nature in an intricate way. It makes it
possible to create structures and systems that evolve
and change over time.
Landform buildings are those that become part of
existing environments or new nature-like forms
that blend into landscapes. Exploration of landform
buildings involves all senses. Naturally-formed
shapes provoke us not only to appreciate buildings
as aesthetic structures, but also to experience them
through feelings and touch, sounds and vision.
Landform buildings are designed to respond to topography,
territory and urban ecosystems. They
derive from the study and understanding of natural
forms and processes.
FLOAT architectural research and design