Gallery: Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainfo...

Architecture student Yi Yvonne Weng has conceptualized these amazing web-like structures that could be built atop the Brazilian forest to serve as infrastructure for scientific studies. Called "The 6th Layer – Explorative Canopy Trail,” the design features light-weight, vertical structures with a high density webbing which fans out to become a platform on which researchers and eco-tourists can traverse the tree tops. Yi's work has earned her recognition as a recipient of the 2012 Foster + Partners Prize for excellence in sustainability and infrastructure.

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  1. braoude January 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Great project

    Check that project too: It also seeks to develops new methods to collaborate with nature and wild system. It is called the last wildernesss

  2. Lea Bogdan July 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks PastPrecedent!!! That is awesome! I’m going to contact the group for more info.

  3. PastPrecedent July 23, 2012 at 2:27 am

    @Lea, you should highlight the accomplishments of this company, they have actually tried and tested this “original” concept

    Unfortunately we don’t know whether Ms. Weng used this project as precedent.

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