Organic Architecture is an extension of the surrounding environment. The term “organic” in its reference to architecture is attributed to Frank Lloyd Wright. Organic architects desire unification between the piece itself and nature. It’s similar to Sustainable Architecture in its ecological approach and takes inspiration from natural materials and the concept of sustainability. But, Organic Architecture is much more focused on the idea of harmony. What I mean by that is not only a harmonious relationship with nature but in every element of the manufactured structure. When observing this type of architecture it almost seems to have a spiritual relationship with its surroundings.
“Using Nature as our basis for design, a building or design must grow, as Nature grows, from the inside out. Most architects design their buildings as a shell and force their way inside. Nature grows from the idea of a seed and reaches out to its surroundings. A building thus, is akin to an organism and mirrors the beauty and complexity of Nature”- Eric Corey Freed