Paleodictyon

Architectural projection

Centre Pompidou Metz, France, October 6th 2012


Loosely inspired by the work and research of deep-sea expert Peter A. Rona, the piece abolishes notions of scale by contrasting micro-architecture with human construction.

Fascinated by the marks left by unknown creatures called Paleodictyon Nodosum, he offers the hypothesis that these hexagonal structures are designed in order to cultivate bacteria.

A modern day Captain Nemo, Peter A. Rona wanders relentlessly across the seabed looking to discover these living creatures, of which we only know of their mysterious geometrical makeup, reminiscent of the Centre Pompidou’s hexagonal shape frame.


3D Visualisation


Artistic direction by

Simon Geilfus, Yannick Jacquet, Thomas Vaquié

Producer:

Nicolas Boritch

Visual content by

Simon Geilfus, Yannick Jacquet, Romain Tardy

Music composed by

Thomas Vaquié


Architecture Shigeru Ban (2010)

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