Antony Gibbon is a British architect who combines the technical knowledge of modern architecture with a background in biomimicry, a school of design that models structures on figures and processes from the natural world.
The effect of this? While his dwellings stike a cyberpunk figure on first glance, something about them is distinctly native. That is, they draw inspiration — and source materials — from the world that surrounds them.
orka (3 images)
Take his ORKA, a conical, three-story teepee that uses massive beams and diamond-shaped patterns to create an ominous, lurid wall above 33 square feet of open-format floorspace. There’s also a roof deck for panoramic views. Views are a constant in his work. His treehouse is built to keep the trees intact, while his Embryo houses are like cocoons hidden in the canopy — if you recall the Ewok huts on Endor, you know the look.
While ORKA is currently in its conceptual stage, anyone with a parcel of land and an open mind can contact Gibbon to make it a reality.