Resurgence of Organicism
The close connection between living nature and architecture is one of the most persistent and enduring themes of architectural theory. In the West it has come to be called organicism. For the creator, organicism can be seen as strategies of both invention and interpretation that draw from nature. This original publication makes explicit design methods that are drawn from living nature, and draws links between buildings across centuries and countries. Each essay interprets a unique aspect of organicism and puts it in its proper theoretical context. As a whole, the catalogue reveals the enduring strength of organicism in architectural education, research, and practice. Published in collaboration with Dalhousie Architectural Press to accompany an exhibition held at OCAD University, Toronto, for the Living Architecture Systems Group symposium, Spring 2019.