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The Camouflage House

( via the coolhunter )

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Camouflage, or cryptic coloration, is something living organisms have developed over millions of years in order to remain indiscernible from the surrounding environment.

Buildings, something humans have designed and built for thousands of years, have never been indiscernible from the surrounding environment. If anything, our egotistical fascination with conquering nature has meant our buildings are designed to triumph over its surroundings.  Of course, nature inspires building design. But it rarely seeks to mimic it.

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