Mutación (2015)

Studies of a Monstera Deliciosa plant as it grows. I am interested in this species because it is one of the few organisms with naturally occurring holes, a mutation that is thought to occur in order to help keep it’s large leaf from ripping under strong winds and rainfall.

The absence of surface and structure occurs as a structural reinforcement in itself. Almost paradoxical and widely different from contemporary architecture and engineering practice, in which structures are often designed with an additive (rather than subtractive) approach.