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While Sarcostyle Tower is certainly an unusual project, biological inspiration is a relatively common practice in architecture. Biomimicry is the creation of architecture, products, materials, and conceptual ideas that are inspired by biology. Airplanes are one very common example of humans using real biological processes for man-made creations, taking inspiration from flying animals like birds. In architecture, designers use biomimicry to solve environmental problems—like in the conceptual tower project
Sarcostyle Tower is one example of biomimicry used for creative inspiration. It certainly inspired us to think about the future of New York City’s iconic skyline. If you would like to see more examples of unusual or futuristic architecture designs like this one, you can find more work by Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio on their
Turkish architect Hayri Atak has designed Sarcostyle Tower for the NYC skyline—a 210-meter-high skyscraper whose design is inspired by muscle fibers under tension.
Sarcostyle Tower is a great example of architectural biomimicry in which designers use biological processes or ideas to drive their structure’s appearance or performance.