In design and manufacturing, the addition of a slight curve adds greatly to the difficulty and cost of construction. So why bother? That’s what designers from the 80s and 90s must have thought – lots of designs were dominated by straight lines.
But this is 2015. Boxy’s out and curves are in. Here’s how….
2. The Omni-Theatre
Speaking of curved screens: the ultimate viewing experience didn’t happen by accident – it’s a real feat of engineering from projection to presentation. And we’re not talking about what you see in cinemas – that’s nothing compared to what you see in the Omni-Theatre at the Singapore Science Centre.
And if you need further proof of the strength curved designs provide, here it is: Roman arch bridges that are centuries old (pictured is Pont Julien, which was built in 3BC) are still standing strong today. Fact.
4. Great looking cars
Car designs have evolved a lot over the years, going from curvy in the 60s to boxy in the 70s and 80s, and now a sort of hybrid in modern times. With the notable exception of some design classics such as the DeLorean, cars today are definitely much sleeker and more attractive than the boxy affairs of the 80s – thanks to the humble curve.