Colin Keefe – Architectural Pollinations

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Architectural Pollination Drawing – Colin Keefe

The theory of self-organisation and emergence in cities has developed into a specialist scientific field of it own in recent years. Local agents create fascinating global structures, patterns and aggregations at every scale from ants colonies to the mega cities.

The organic life-like growth of cities from the bottom-up interaction of its parts seems to be a key aspect of Colin Keefe’s work. The Architectural Pollination drawings present architectural emergence as a kind of plant or crystal growth, repetitive elements coagulate into an intelligible geometric form. Of his recent work Colin says:

‘Lately I’ve been working on a set of drawings that explore methods for breeding buildings using organic models – multicellular organisms’ reproductive and propulsion methods, as well as pollination methods employed by plants’

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