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.


I tried to sketch it a little that day


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.

photo (20)

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.”



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s