In recent years, architecture has seen a flurry of offbeat yet beautiful abodes with designs based on the world around us. | By Sara Carpenter, BobVila.com
Whether it's a hike in the woods, a night beneath the stars, or a sunny day at the beach, natural inspirations are creeping more and more into residential architecture. Intended to be in sync with their surroundings, these homes may appear out of the ordinary, but their designs are based on common features of the great outdoors like mushrooms and seashells. Click through to see a dozen stunning examples of organic architecture from yesterday and today.
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