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Romanian architect Vlad Tenu focuses on the integration of computation, science and technology in the creative process of his design research. His collection, Synthetic Nature, is a set of prototypes created by his holistic architectural design research into the genesis of form and space. Throughout the art is an analogy with the molecular behavior of soap bubbles, which involve nature’s algorithms, geometrical constraints, and mathematical relationships.

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The design process is focused on periodic minimal surfaces and challenges the concepts of multi-dimensional symmetry and repetition by creating continuous surfaces that are infinitely expandable. Synthetic Nature challenges the idea of artifact by creating a series of morphological design species and explores new spacial qualities.

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From the architect:

Synthetic Nature is an instance of my explorative research into spatiality, scale and materiality; all with deep roots in my architectural background. The work has transcended those levels by creating artifacts that are interpretable and adaptable to anything from jewellery, fashion, product design and interiors, architecture to fine art.

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Synthetic Nature Exhibition opening at Surface_Gallery. Photo: Sebastian Heroiu

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Photos by Hektor Kowalski.