Monday, January 24, 2011

Organic Architecture named Blobitecture

Blobitecture (or, blobism, blobismus or blob architecture) is a term for an architectural school in which organic shapes are the aim, bulging, cellular, amoeba-like buildings its expression. Although the term did not appear in print until 2002, blob architecture had been used as an expression in architectural circles since the middle of the previous decade. Notably it was the New York Times which first brought it to greater attention, as part of William Safire’s On Language column. The term blobitecture was coined by architect Greg Lynn in 1995 to give definition to his experiments in digital design.

See a great collection of blobitecture buildings here: Kuriositas: Blobitecture – The Rise of Organic Architecture

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