PATTERNS: Mineralism

There has been a recurring pattern that has caught my eye over the past few months.  I first saw it at Cité de l’architecture in Paris.  There was an exhibition on the work of Rudy Ricciotti.

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I tried to sketch it a little that day

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Then I noticed something like it in this medieval wall in Senlis, France.  It is part of the ruins of a royal castle built by Louis VI sometime in the middle of the twelfth century.

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Here it is again on the floor of the Badlands, in South Dakota.  I believe this substrate is compressed volcanic ash from the Oligocene Epoch (according to the National Park Service).

IMG_4735This pattern connects back to my post on Design in Nature and the “constructal law.”

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