Tree Museum by Ilkka Halso

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They took all the trees
Put em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see em
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

-Joni Mitchell

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Joni sang about it, and Ilkka has designed it: the Museum of Nature. The artist writes:

I make plans and construct visually buildings, which protect nature from threats of pollution and what is more important, from actions of man himself.

I visualize shelters, massive buildings where big ecosystems could be stored as at present. These massive building protect forests, lakes and rivers from pollution and what is more important from actions of man himself. At the same time I study different aspects of man's relation to nature as rare unique endangered place.

While putting nature into a museum you have to take under consideration aspect of audience/ consumer. Nature becomes joyride for tourists or beautiful landscape turns into a meditative theatre show.

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Ilkka Halso via Next Nature PDF of project here

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Tree Museum by Ilkka Halso

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