The Week in Pictures: Cherry Tree Sculptures, Catapulting LED Stars, and More

Alex Davies

Alex Davies (@adavies47)
Living / Culture
October 28, 2011

Slow Design Sculpture

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credit: Visiondivision

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In a culture hooked on speed, concrete and suburban sprawl, sustainable design cannot mean "more of the same" that's dressed in a "green" veneer, but is still fundamentally at odds with long-term, natural constraints. Rather, what is needed is a paradigm shift in our relationship with nature and our built environment.

In this beautiful instance of "slow design" by Swedish architecture firm Visiondivision, cherry trees are gradually shaped to form a two-storey structure over time -- generating another "resilient" vision of design and habitation.

Read the full story: Cherry Trees Sculpted Over Time Into A Two-Storey Tall Retreat