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Aeroflorale II: La Machine Erects an Animated Hanging Garden Inspired by da Vinci

Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 5, 2011 @ 11:20 pm In Architecture,Art,Design,Gallery | No Comments

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This is not the first time La Machine has awed the world with its strange sculptures. Previously the group created a moving metal spider and a giant iron elephant – projects that Architizer [4] compared to Vladimir Tatlin’s unrealized Constructivist Tower [5] that would have been erected in Petrograd following the Bolshevik Revolution.

In addition to being an impressive work of industrial-chic art, Aeroflorale II is also part of a botanical expedition that collects crops and plant life from around the world with the aim of developing alternative sources of energy [6] – a feasible plan considering that researchers have developed potato-powered batteries [7] and other plant-based energy solutions. We can’t speak for Leonardo, but we suspect he would be pretty chuffed by the Aeroflorale II!

+ La Machine [1]

Via Architizer [4]

images via Stamp Media [8] and wwilliamm [9]

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[1] French arts group La Machine: http://www.lamachine.fr/

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/aeroflorale-ii-la-machine-erects-an-animated-hanging-garden-inspired-by-da-vinci/la-machine-aeroflorale-ii-1/?extend=1

[3] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBxCI-1AiMU

[4] Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/30632/the-moving-monument/

[5] Vladimir Tatlin’s unrealized Constructivist Tower: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatlin

[6] alternative sources of energy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_energy

[7] researchers have developed potato-powered batteries: http://inhabitat.com/researchers-develop-potato-powered-batteries/

[8] Stamp Media: http://www.stampmedia.be/

[9] wwilliamm: http://www.flickr.com/photos/benidormone/5902966910/sizes/l/in/photostream/

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