Nature | Structure

As building structure, organic bracing is capable of fragmenting forces by sharing loads more uniformly within the structure and transferring them into the building foundation.

Inspired by the efficiency and adaptability of natural organisms, the SOM San Francisco Structural Engineering Studio develops sustainable structural solutions for buildings of all scales, including some of the world's tallest buildings. This paper details how SOM has synthesized biomimicry and structural system design in many of its iconic buildings.