Gallery: Inner Forest Pavilion Made From Thousands of Pine Cones Spring...

 
During his stay as an Artist-in-Residence at the Nordic Artists' Centre Dalsåsen, mexican architect Iván Juárez went about collecting thousands of pine cones to build Inner Forest, the striking cylindrical pavilion you see above. Built from the seeds of the forest, one day the pavilion will return to the earth and replenish the trees they came from. Inner Forest was created by carefully stacking the pine cones to make an enclosure that wraps the viewer in the textures of the forest and directs their view up through the canopy to the sky.

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