ARC(2)HIMERA

RC2, 2010

ARC(2)HIMERA

Installation for the exhibition at the Haus der Architektur, Graz Austria, 2010
Design: Marjan Colletti, Guan Lee, Tea Lim, Pavlos Fereos with Bartlett UCL London, MArch Graduate Architectural Design (GAD), research cluster 2 (RC2)

Manufacturing: Grymsdyke Farm

In Greek mythology the Chimera was a monstrous fire-breathing creature. She had the body of a lioness, a tail ending in a snake’s head, and a goat’s head arising on her back at the centre of her spine. There are of course many other examples in different cultures that could also be referred to as Chimeras. In genetics, biology and botany a Chimera represents an animal or plant with genetically distinct cells from two different zygotes or genetically different types of tissue; the resulting organism is a mixture of tissues, and of different sets of chromosomes. In paleontology, it is a fossil reconstructed with parts from different animals.