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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On July 17, 2006 @ 5:11 pm In Design,Events,Landscape Architecture,News | 11 Comments

TreeWindmills, Next generation Dutch Windmills, Dutch Tree Windmills, Organic design [1]

On the subject of art imitating trees, check out this awesome design for tree-like windmills, from One Architecture, Ton Matton and NL Architects [2] in the Netherlands. Leave it to the Dutch to come up with such a clever, beautiful, eco-friendly idea for power generation. This is why I am going to Holland people! (I’m hopping on the next plane over there. Seriously…)

This design was comissioned by the Dutch government, to develop a next-generation windmill that would be less intrusive in the flat Dutch landscape than the industrial mill-parks that currently generate much of the Netherlands power. The proposed windmill uses an organic branching design that can hold up to 8 turbines and grow as tall as 120 meters. I’m not sure I would call these “unobtrusive” – but they are beautiful enough that it doesn’t really matter.

Spotted via Bright [3] via Reluct [4]

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[1] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/191838856/

[2] NL Architects: http://www.nlarchitects.nl/

[3] Bright: http://www.bright.nl/bosjes-en-bergen-windmolens-sieren-landschap

[4] Reluct: http://www.reluct.com/home/2006/06/next-generation-dutch-windmills.html

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