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March 17, 2015 AT 5:00 pm

Earthquake Resistant Architecture Inspired By Soap Bubbles #Biomimicry

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Beijings National Aquatic Center was inspired after soap bubbles making it earthquake resistant with each buble acting as a sustainable heating system. via stemplusd

…the Watercube, Beijing’s National Aquatics Center, built for the 2008 Olympic Games. The design is inspired by soap bubbles, which structure is earthquake-resistant. Even if the bubbles are just 0.008 inch thick, they are made of a very strong plastic that ensures strength. There’s more! Each bubble functions as a sustainable heating system: warm air is captured and transferred into the pools.

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