Philip Beesley is a pioneer whose architectural breakthroughs have
earned him international acclaim. Perhaps best known for his extensive
contributions to architectural environments that mimic life processes,
Beesley envisions a building that keeps adjusting slowly and logically
in response to its surroundings, almost as if it’s conscious and alive.
Art and technology, when designed in this way, allow the creator to
transcend the limitations of traditional schools of thought that focus
on subject/object, organic/inorganic, static/dynamic and other binary
The Hylozoic Series presents Philip Beesley’s work through fully
realized physical fragments and high-resolution video projections. It’s
an immersive, interactive environment that moves and breathes around
its viewers, creating an environment that can ‘feel’ and ‘care’. In his
work, Beesley conducts research into the next-generation artificial
intelligence, synthetic biology and interactive technology that have the
power to create the dominant aesthetic of 21stcentury landscapes.