SAHMRI by Woods Bagot Looks Like a Living Organism

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Apr 17, 2014
References: woodsbagot & contemporist
SAHMRI by Woods Bagot seems to take on a life of its own, as the structure resembles a living organism of some kind. The outside edges have a perforated texture, making the building look like a creature with an already built-in armor of self-defence.

SAHMRI stands for the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, a place that will house thousands of researchers coming up with innovative ways to tackle disease and various forms of sickness. According to the Contemporist, "the form’s articulated skin adapts and responds to its environment, becoming a living organism that responds to the position of the sun."

The inside area is just as stunning, consisting of spiralling staircases and open-concept rooms.