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HI,everyone, I am Chong Chin Pin. I am here to describe about the special design
of the Singapore esplanade that inspired from biomimicry.. First , what is
Biomimicry is something like imitate and emulating. The only different between
biomimicry and normal imitation is biomimicry is imitate natural things that exist
around our natural environment such as trees, flowers,
insects and animals. Biomimicry helps human in daily life. Human refer and learn
from the nature. Then, they get ideas from it to solve problems.
Singapore’ Esplanade is an new unique building built for the purpose of art and
culture in this modern country. It has a special structure that everyone will forever
keep it in mind. It is really awesome and came from a genius idea. It looks like our
king of fruit, DURIAN!!!! Actually, its inspiration really came from the multi-layered of
the durian and its husk which fully covered by the formidable thorn.
However, do u know that the original design, presented to the public in 1994,
consisted of unadorned glass cases over the theatres, and initially elicited criticisms
from the public, including calling it "two copulating aardvarks". Critics also accused
that the design is insensitive to Singapore's location and climate as it would have
created a greenhouse in the tropical climate of Singapore,
but according to DPA director Vikas Gore some form of shading was always
intended, and a cladding of aluminium sunshades was added to the final design.
The unique architectural design has been said to have an appearance similar to
either a durian (a tropical fruit) or the eyes of a fly. Hence, the building is colloquially
known to locals as "the durians".
This unique design influence its external and internal appearance and its functions.
Just like the durian plant will protect the seeds inside by its semi rigid pressurised
skin. Thus, the exterior part of the Esplanade also can elaborate the shading
system which can adjust the temperature inside the building to avoid overheating.