Inspiring nature

Architects often invent new and interesting building forms. They look carefully at the world around them and find ideas that inspire them. Sometimes nature is a great source of inspiration.

Drag the natural forms in the right-hand column and put them next to the buildings that they match. When you have finished, click the button at the bottom to check your answers.

Casa Batllo

Antonio Gaudi, Casa Batllo, Barcelona, Spain, 1907

Armadillo

London City Hall

Foster and Partners, London City Hall, London, 2003

Honeycomb

Eden Project

Grimshaw Architects, Eden Project, Cornwall, UK, 2005

Spiral shell

Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre

Foster and Partners, Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, 1997

Yawn