Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ant Colony's Subterranean Structure

I am always interested in architecture that is created not from a particular blueprint, but from necessity itself... It is self-organizing, so there is never one single designer instructing how the structure should be built. Ant colonies are the perfect example of that. In these videos, scientists pour aluminum or cement into the tunnels and chambers of ant colonies, and upon excavation, it shows the vastness of a gigantic network of tunnels.

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