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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  compared to Vladimir Tatlin’s unrealized Constructivist Tower  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  – a feasible plan considering that researchers have developed potato-powered batteries  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 
Via Architizer 
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URLs in this post:
 French arts group La Machine: http://www.lamachine.fr/
 : http://inhabitat.com/aeroflorale-ii-la-machine-erects-an-animated-hanging-garden-inspired-by-da-vinci/la-machine-aeroflorale-ii-1/?extend=1
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBxCI-1AiMU
 Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/30632/the-moving-monument/
 Vladimir Tatlin’s unrealized Constructivist Tower: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatlin
 alternative sources of energy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_energy
 researchers have developed potato-powered batteries: http://inhabitat.com/researchers-develop-potato-powered-batteries/
 Stamp Media: http://www.stampmedia.be/
 wwilliamm: http://www.flickr.com/photos/benidormone/5902966910/sizes/l/in/photostream/
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