Biomorphism • Bioarchitecture • BioArt "The Mitosis - Cytokinesis", a ZERO Moss Botanical Sculpture by TerraLiving • • • Design concept & philosophy • • • "The Mitosis - Cytokinesis" is our artist's abstract re-imagination of the cell division process. Cytokinesis is the physical process during which the cytoplasm of a single eukaryotic cell divides into two daughter cells. Here at TerraLiving, this is how we want our physical work of art to look in this digital age. Our desi
"The Chloroplast 3.0 - Cloud Forest", a therapeutic Living Art Sculpture by TerraLiving. Our Living Art series is a transient process made possible only in a controlled lab environment. It can only be immortalized and captured digitally to share with everyone for visual therapy & inner calmness purpose; thus, it is not for sale. If you would like to support our work, ZERO Moss Series listed on our Etsy store is the only available option as the moss are no longer living, and t
• • • Design concept & philosophy • • • The Chloroplast is the "solar panel" of plants. This little plant organ is responsible for producing food for plants by absorbing sunlight and carbon dioxide. This 5-micrometer-long thingy is the source of photosynthesis. Without this, plants will starve and wither. And ultimately, humanity will be wiped out. Amazed by its significance despite its minuscule size… This thought crossed one of our designer's minds one day: What if "The Chl
Mitochondria are "nuclear reactors" or powerhouses of the cell. They are double membrane-bound organelles found in most eukaryotic organisms (ranging from plants to animals). Without mitochondria, advanced life forms like us, humans, and our world will never exist. Through an expression known as biomorphism, our designers create artistic design elements based on naturally occurring patterns, in this case, the very structure of mitochondria. Generated via computation design, "
What would plants look like if we ever grow them in space? Probably, the astronauts would grow them like ‘The Apex’. Moss are planted in layers upon layers, forming a cascade of white-and-green terraces, then encased in a round glass dome filled with oxygen. ‘The Apex’ also celebrates one of the tremendous human breakthroughs in plant cultivation. Long ago, people believed steep mountains are not suitable for farming. However, the Incans from South America challenged the idea
While the design process of "the Oracle" to generate a parametric structure that fits and feels just right when sealed into its glass vessel can take weeks, the crafting process plays a crucial role. Crafting an "Oracle" requires unparalleled attention to detail and focus by transplanting ZERO Moss with different shades of greens & undulating thickness into every "grooves" of its parametric structure. Indeed, it takes lots of effort and days to complete one; the outcome is sa
NOT FOR SALE "The Mitochondria - Cloud Forest". A satisfying Living Art Sculpture moment, captured digitally by TerraLiving. This is a live Moss Experiment with fog effects created for visual therapy & inner calmness purpose. So... why exactly are our live mosses NOT FOR SALE? • Living materials with fog effects like these are transient, and we performed them under a controlled lab environment before we preserve them. • Live mosses in lab environments don't always stay in fan
"The Mitochondria" is an embodiment of beauty and elegance from the world of science, art, and computational design. • • • Design concept & philosophy • • • Mitochondria are "nuclear reactors" or powerhouse of the cell. They are double membrane-bound organelles found in most eukaryotic organisms (ranging from plants to animals). Without mitochondria, advanced life forms like us, humans will never exist. Through an expression known as biomorphism, our designers create artistic