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Flourishing ‘Patient Gardener’ Pavilion Made of Living, Growing Cherry Trees Pops Up in Milan!
Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 30, 2011 @ 10:16 am In Architecture,Art,carousel showcase,gallery,Treehouses | 2 Comments
Visiondivision and their helpers employed a variety of gentle techniques to mold the trees in a specific way. These include bending, twisting, pruning, grafting , braiding, and weaving. They have even adjusted how much water and light the trees receive, which in turn controls how they grow. 10 trees were used in all, 4 of which have been set aside to create two pairs of stairs.
The remaining trees are spaced equally in an 8 meter diameter circle and will be guided into their appropriate shapes by a temporary 6 meter high wood tower. Everything in this structure is made from trees, plants, and grass, and when the beautiful cherry trees blossom, so will The Patient Gardener. In a world where we frequently sacrifice aesthetics  and sound ecology for speed, this amazing structure is a breath of floral-scented air! For additional diagrams and details, please visit Visiondivision’s website .
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URLs in this post:
 Swedish designers Visiondivision: http://www.visiondivision.com/
 Politechnico di Milano: http://www.polimi.it/
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 grafting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafting
 aesthetics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesthetics
 Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/17215/visiondivision-the-patient-gardener.html
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