Artificial Nature – Concrete Lakes

Artificial Nature – Concrete Lakes

by Thomas Paturet

I stumbled across the work of Thomas Paturet a little while ago whilst working on a project requiring map / topographical illustrations. He lives and works in Genève for MADE IN.

His wide and multi-faceted design approach has led him to investigate how society, nature and technology reflect and shape human experiences of place and environment. His work bridges the boundary between art and academia – conveying the beauty of the world around us from a fresh and distant perspective. The series of images shown here, entitled ‘Artificial Nature Vol. I Concrete Lakes’ was constructed out of LIDAR Point Cloud data. Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is an airborne mapping technique, which uses a laser to measure the height of the terrain and surface objects on the ground such as topography, trees and buildings.

Check out his website www.thomaspaturet.com and spend a bit of time losing yourself in his amazing work and extremely articulate rationale. Thomas also curates www.atlasofplaces.com – a treasure trove of complex ideas beautifully visualised.

Daniel Freytag

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