Wild Buildings and Bridges: Architecture Inspired by Nature

Wild Buildings and Bridges: Architecture Inspired by Nature

From cactuses to birds' wings, termite towers to honeycombs, this book celebrates more than thirty examples of nature's influence on building and bridge designs all over the world. In some instances, architects looked to nature to solve structural problems, like creating an earthquake-proof bridge by mimicking the long roots of a type of grass known for stabilizing riverba From cactuses to birds' wings, termite towers to honeycombs, this book celebrates more than thirty examples of nature's i...

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Title:Wild Buildings and Bridges: Architecture Inspired by Nature
Author:Etta Kaner
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Wild Buildings and Bridges: Architecture Inspired by Nature
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Wild Buildings and Bridges: Architecture Inspired by Nature Reviews

  • Traci
    Jun 04, 2018
    Wild Buildings and Bridges is a wonderful basic introduction to architecture and engineering concepts and how they can be inspired by the natural world. It provides brief overviews of challenges architects may face and shows how they utilize solutions that the plants and animals around...
  • VillaPark Public Library
    Dec 18, 2018
    In this captivating book, learn how nature and architecture can work together to solve some of the most perplexing and interesting problems. Did you know that an animal or a plant can hold the secret about how to cool or heat a building, stabilize a bridge, or strengthen a building? Fo...
  • Sunday Cummins
    Jan 02, 2019
    2018 CA Reading Association EUREKA Silver Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Kaner explains how architects and engineers have used nature to inspire and INFORM their innovations. LOVED this. Fresh and extremely well written. Tightly focused, descriptions create vivid pictures and ex...
  • Edward Sullivan
    Oct 13, 2018
    An informative and interesting look at architecture inspired by nature. ...
  • Debbie Graham
    Nov 14, 2018
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    Aug 12, 2018
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  • PrairieReader
    Jan 07, 2019
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  • Ryan
    Jul 23, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book and found the information interesting. I think the chapters are well laid out and easy to understand. I do wish it had more actual pictures of the buildings and bridges that are mentioned. There are some pictures like the Gherkin building, but there are some ...
  • Maureen Schlosser
    Nov 15, 2018
    Are you planning a STEAM challenge? Does it involve design and construction? If so, read Wild Buildings and Bridges: Architecture Inspired by Nature. In this book, author Etta Kaner explains how nature influences design. She pulls on her experience as a classroom teacher to deliver thi...
  • Monique
    Aug 23, 2018
    This is wonderful educational book for people of any age who are interested in architecture and/or nature! I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the book's publisher in exchange for my honest review, for which I am very grateful. ...
  • Liz
    Feb 01, 2019
    Good addition to a STEM/STEAM collection. Nature inspired functional and beautiful architecture around the world. ...
  • Melissa
    Aug 20, 2018
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  • Andréa
    May 12, 2018
    Note: I accessed digital review copies of this book through Edelweiss and NetGalley. ...
  • Etienne
    Jun 05, 2018
    An interesting book that show how architecs have used nature has an inspiration to build building and bridge through the years. It's good because you learn the basis of architectures but it also makes you see how much well thinks/mades the nature is. ...
  • Becky B
    Sep 25, 2018
    Readers are introduced to the concept of biomimicry in architecture from designs purposefully based on principals from nature to ones that happened by accident. This is engagingly written and covers a topic not a whole lot of books have been written about. It looks at the ways that...
  • Anjana
    Sep 24, 2018
    I liked this book so much that I have already bought it. I left reading it till quite a while after I first requested it. I wish I had gotten to it sooner. The book has very nice illustrations and though is clearly meant for children, it is one that we adults can get quite a kick ou...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Jul 24, 2018
    Wild Buildings and Bridges is a book that Science and art teachers will love. Science teachers will love the application of animal adaptations to the construction of buildings and bridges in a concept known as biomimicry. Worldwide, Architects are using things they have discovered in n...
  • Hope Gunther
    Mar 14, 2019
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  • Diana
    Nov 30, 2018
    Great introduction for children (and adults!) to the science of biomimicry as it relates to architecture. There were a few I was familiar with but I learned of several that were new to me including the NBF Osaki Bldg in Tokyo on which the eastern facade is covered with horizontal porou...
  • J Aislynn d'Merricksson
    Aug 12, 2018
    Wild Buildings and Bridges by Etta Kaner & Carl Wiens introduces kids to biomimetic architecture, or architecture that 'mimics nature? in some way. There are many ways nature inspires modern builders. They've created buildings that mimic how sea sponges weather current, and ones ...
  • Lauren White
    Jun 12, 2018
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  • Melanie Dulaney
    Jul 06, 2018
    Wild Buildings and Bridges" is a great addition to the STEM collection of any library, whether personal, classroom, school, or public. Science teachers will love the application of animal adaptations to the construction of buildings and bridges in a concept known as biomimicry. Archite...
  • Magy
    Jan 20, 2019
    An interesting nonfiction title for kids that let's them see how nature influences humans, especially when designing buildings and structures. ...
  • Ramez Tiloni
    Dec 21, 2018
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  • Amanda Sanders
    Aug 30, 2018
    This nonfiction book is not the best for pleasure reading. It's a bit dry and I am wondering how the author chose which words to define in text and which to add to the glossary. Porous was defined in text and it distracted me because equally difficult words were all around it with no d...
  • eimn
    Nov 14, 2018
    This is wonderful source of inspiration and knowledge for any kid curious about architecture, shapes and nature. I learned something new on every single page, and the book kept me interested and involved until the end. The text is not too dense, and richly illustrated, which makes it v...
  • Rebecca
    Mar 21, 2019
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  • Yentl
    Jan 22, 2019
    I loved this book and all the information it has! It talks about nature and how architecture around the world is modeled by it. The illustrations are cute and it also has some experiments included. ...
  • Helen Ishmurzin
    Sep 29, 2018
    ?Would you believe there is a museum that moves like a bird? Or a house built in the shape of a feathered snake?? Wild Buildings and Bridges represents a departure from my usual area of interest. Since childhood I?ve always been much more drawn fiction, to the extent that when...
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    Dec 12, 2018
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