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POWERPOINT%20ENT%201_08 - 10/21/2008 Insects, Architecture...

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10/21/2008 1 Insects, Architecture and Art Links between the world of insects and humans “But why, in the first place, bother to build monumental structures? Why construct giant honeycombs, termitaries, cathedrals? My answer will be that it is in our genes. There are genetic homologies between us are genetic homologies between us and other species that build, no matter how distance from us they seem.” George Hersey, in The Monumental Impulse: Architecture’s Biological Roots (p. xvii) • Weaver ants in a living chain, making a leaf nest; Enclosed nest of weaver ant
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10/21/2008 2 Sewn leaf basket, New Guinea or Australia Red wood ant pyramid and pyramid of Ammenemes III, Egypt • Cross-section of ant mound and Egyptian pyramid
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10/21/2008 3 Cutaway of Native American burial mound, 19th century Casts of ant tunnels • Australian termite towers; Antonio Gaudi’s plan • for New York skyscraper
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10/21/2008 4 • Iranian wind tower and inside of pigeon tower • Honeycomb Geometry The Treasury of Atreus, Greece
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5 • Beehive house, Indonesia: beehive house, Africa
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