Algae ponds of the riverside, wildflower fields of Nemunas island, pollen swamp of Laisve’s alley are all silently shaping Kaunas tapestry, which hides the mastery of the design and great influence. Nature is vibrant, complex, contextual, hybrid and sometimes invisible. Advanced technology is allowing us to experiment and merge new ideas creating the overall sensoric experience.
In the exhibition nature’s complexity is translated to various materials and crafts showing the new possibilities of design and fabrication. Exposition display combines a collection of flower and leaf herbarium, surface pattern simulations and material samples creating the unseen image of the city. Various natural surfaces imitate diverse material characteristics like wood, stone, glass or plastics with the contrasting features of raw and polished, natural and artificial, etc. Multimateriality of nature holds such an inspiring palette of architect’s tools that are waiting to be discovered. Future is hiding in nature.