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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,Design,Gallery,Treehouses | 2 Comments

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Visiondivision and their helpers employed a variety of gentle techniques to mold the trees in a specific way. These include bending, twisting, pruning, grafting [2], 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 [3] 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 [4].

+ Visiondivision [4]

Via Designboom [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/10/the-patient-gardener-vision-division-2.jpg

[2] grafting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafting

[3] aesthetics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesthetics

[4] Visiondivision’s website: http://www.visiondivision.com/

[5] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/17215/visiondivision-the-patient-gardener.html

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