Earthquake Resistant Architecture Inspired By Soap Bubbles #Biomimicry
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.