Seeds_KesselerStuppyCheck out Seeds: Time Capsules of Life for a stunning look at one of nature’s marvels!

Thanks to Rob Kesseler and Wolfgang Stuppy in collaboration with Kew Royal Botanic Gardens for this titillating new look at seeds.

Below are some examples of the wacky and the wonderful. Enjoy!


Overview of the book

The authors begin with a look at how plant reproductive structures evolved into seeds and fruits (just imagine what a trip to the grocery store would look like without all those glorious colorful fruits and the vast selection of seeds!). Following this evolutionary flashback, we get to know the anatomy of seeds up close and personal, and the authors explain how these structures do the job of dispersing plant progeny to distant locations – important to reduce competition across generations, maintain genetic diversity, and healthy species range sizes. The book then veers into a crushing perspective on the fragility…

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Author: Arthur Mamou-Mani

Arthur Mamou-Mani AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA – is a French architect, director of Mamou-Mani Architects, specialised in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture. He is a lecturer at the University of Westminster and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the Fab.Pub which allows people to experiment with large 3D Printers and Laser Cutters. Arthur has been selected as one of the RIBAj's 2017 cohort of Rising Stars. He has won the Gold Prize at the American Architecture Prize for the Wooden Wave project installed at BuroHappold Engineering and since 2016, he is a fellow of the The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Prior to founding Mamou-Mani in 2011, he worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid Architects and Proctor and Matthews Architects.

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