presents a startling new trend
in architecture - buildings that look like animals. Animal resemblances
arise for various reasons. An architect may wish to create a symbol, as
architects have always done. Or, there may be a functional explanation
for why a building comes to share elements of its design with that of
some living creature.
now, the Art Nouveau was perhaps the high water mark of architecture's
attempt to embrace nature. Today, with computers and new materials, architects
are able to design and build more freely so they are exploring the natural
world once more.