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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

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 [1] compared to Vladimir Tatlin’s unrealized Constructivist Tower [2] 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 [3] – a feasible plan considering that researchers have developed potato-powered batteries [4] 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 [5]

Via Architizer [1]

images via Stamp Media [6] and wwilliamm [7]

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URLs in this post:

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

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

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

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

[5] + La Machine: http://www.lamachine.fr/

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

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

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