Basically, the tower consists of a framework-like structure made of several hundred young, only two meters high plants (White Willow/salix alba). Only the plants at the ground are planted in the soil, all others are rooted in plant containers, plugged in a temporary steel scaffolding. Thereby the architects make use of a quite old technique: Plants of the same species can be merged to one organism by methods similar to grafting.After several growth periods, when the plants have joined and those at the bottom have developed a sufficient root system in the ground, the plant containers will be removed
jamm said...If you have 2 of these next to each other does that give you a 48 room mansion? It's very 5th element :happy:
At first glance the composition appears unintentional and the construction shoddy. But further investigation reveals a clear delineation between indoor/outdoor space with a design focus on protection through the use of barrier. Planes are shifted off the orthogonal to accommodate function; as a side effect it relieves inhabitants from a harsh Euclidian geometry. Grade B
VILLA MECKLINThe house is built from timber that was left untreated giving it a very natural, weathered look. The best part about this house is clearly the deck. It faces south and has a fire pit with a retractable cover. I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than roasting a marshmallow while watching the sunset from the comfort of your very own deck.
Former Chicago-based professional architect Adam Reed Tucker is one of 11 Lego-certified professionals in the world, designing scale models of famous buildings and structures out of Lego bricks. His models, including the World Trade Center, the Gateway Arch, Fallingwater and others, are on display in the National Building Museum until September 5, 2011, in the exhibit, “LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition” in Washington, D.C.
nicko said...Three Box House by BCHO lol at their website
chris said...via: home sweet home