Gallery: Towering Vertical Wooden Tennis Center For Sweden

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The building you see above may look like a gigantic piece of shredded wheat, but it’s actually a (very) non-traditional tennis complex for Vaxjo, Sweden! David Tajchman, a Paris-based firm, designed the aptly named Tennicalator to be made out of locally sourced wood as part of an international design competition, but the woven facade isn’t the only cool thing about it. Since the area and neighboring buildings have a strong connection with the surrounding nature, David Tajchman  decided to take the Tenniscalator vertical instead of horizontal, leaving the remaining land for beautiful gardens and manicured grounds.

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  1. jjshephe January 4, 2010 at 8:17 am

    nice idea, but the light looks too dappled to play tennis. you wont be able to see the ball!

  2. wood building materials December 22, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Wow that is amazing wood work

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