"Copying a natural form is the lowest degree of architectural thinking" - architecture and design

"Copying a natural form is the lowest degree of architectural thinking"



A blushing desert rose or postmodern eyesore" Readers are arguing over the sculptural form of Jean Nouvel's National Museum of Qatar in this week's comments update.
Rose-tinted: as Jean Nouvel's National Museum of Qatar nears completion in Doha, readers are scrutinising its form, which comprises a cluster of linked pavilions intended to resemble desert crystals.
"An insult to actual desert rose clusters across the country," wrote user dcbzyxkji, while Ex-basler said that Qatar should ask for a refund. "So Abu Dhabi got a masterpiece and Qatar got this""
Several readers described the structure as postmodernist in style. "Wicker Basket Building'esque, and who thought that PoMo was NoMo"" said Chris.
"Nothing more than a baroque exercise in computer tyrannised form-chasing," said regular commenter HeywoodFloyd. "It is basically postmodern in its disdain for specific functionality, structural representation, or coherent registration on the exterior of any interior spatial organisation." "Architecture is neither nature nor natural. To copy the natural form as it is, is the lowest degree of architectural thinking," wrote noname.
Some readers had more complementary words:

What do you think of Jean Nouvel's National Museum of Qatar" Let us know in the comments ?

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