Architect Eugene Tsui believes that the human population will exhaust many of its vital natural resources within 100 years – and for him, the place to look to solve this predicament is nature herself. Nature’s Blueprints takes you on a trip to the edges of Tsui’s imagination as he plumbs the depths of nature’s wisdom, seeking inspiration for his architectural designs. Tsui’s fantastic structures provoke questions about the future of our built environments and our relationship to the natural world.

directed, shot and edited by Mike Seely, 2004 (credits)

9 minutes, shot on 16mm film


selected screenings:

– Mill Valley Film Festival, 2004

Best of Fest – Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival, 2005

– Imagemakers, KQED broadcast, SF Bay Area, 2005