Conceptually the square box and the interior spaces are carved out of an undefined cluster of foam bubbles, symbolizing a condition of nature that is transformed into a condition of culture.
This sentence is taken from the Watercube design-concept by Chris Bosse
Isn't The National Aquatics Centre in Beijing is a good example of Designing for Next Nature? Designing towards the Next Nature is perhaps more appropriate... For in times where complex computer calculations make it possible to build any structure or shape, it is only logical that architects start off by imitating the old nature. In the background you find the unfinished construction of the Olympic stadion by Herzog & De Meuron, known as The Birds Nest.