Artist Spent One Year In The Woods Creating Surreal Sculptures From Organic Materials. In an extraordinary act of devotion to his art, sculptural artist Spencer Byles spent a year creating beautiful sculptures out of natural and found materials throughout the unmanaged forests of La Colle Sur Loup (where he lived with his family), Villeneuve Loubet and Mougins.
He worked together with elements of his natural surroundings to create artwork that blends seamlessly with the environment. Show Full Text Byles’ project is intentionally secretive – the only way you’ll see these work short of his photos is by going into the woods and finding them yourself. I imagine that coming upon such a fantastic structure unexpectedly in the woods is sure to be quite a magical surprise. One of the most beautiful things about his work is its temporary nature.
Read on for Spencer Byles’ answers to Bored Panda’s questions about his work! More info: frenchforestsculptures.blogspot.fr | Facebook (h/t: mymodernmet) “I acquired permission to work in a wild forest above the village where I live. This Majestic Cathedral Is Made Entirely Of Living, Breathing Trees. Trees are killed in order to construct a typical wooden building, but not this ‘wooden’ cathedral made entirely of living, breathing trees.
Giuliano Mauri was the Italian artist responsible for envisioning and bringing to life this stunning piece of architecture, a building that does not take away from the natural landscape, nor compete with it, but instead is truly a part of nature. Mauri, who passed away in 2009, had a vision of this perfect Tree Cathedral in Valsugana, Italy. In 2001-2002, Mauri began to lay the foundations for the living cathedral and in 2010, shortly after his passing, his exquisite creation came to life.
One day, the trees will grow up and together, forming a vaulted canopy ceiling made entirely of tree branches and leaves. Known as “Cattedrale Vegetale” (Tree Cathedral), the masterpiece is located at the base of Mount Arera, near the outskirts of Bergamo. Although the man labor was completed back in 2010, the cathedral still has a lot of developing to do. This Guy Spent 4 Years Growing A Church From Trees. The enchantingly beautiful live-tree church in New Zealander Brian Cox’s backyard is already impressive enough, but it’s even more amazing when you learn that it took him only 4 years to create!
Show Full Text Cox carefully selected from a wide variety of trees for his beautiful church. Some have stone-colored trunks, while, others, with sparse foliage, ensure that his church will always be illuminated by sunlight. His secret is that he owns a gardening company called Treelocations, which replants whole, live trees using enormous mechanized spades. This allowed him to plant live trees in any way he wanted, completing this church (and the iron frame supporting it) in only 4 years. Cox was inspired by the years he spent traveling abroad and observing churches around the world; “I walked out my back door one day and thought, ‘That space needs a church’ – and so it began. More info: treechurch.co.nz | treelocations.co.nz (h/t: mymodernmet, stuff.co.nz) Thanks for sharing! Choosing Natural Building Materials for Improved Indoor Air Quality – Green Homes – MOTHER EARHT NEWS.
Photo by Michael Kolowich There’s a good reason why everyone — not just people with allergies or chemical sensitivities — should live in a home with good indoor air quality.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, where the air can be two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. Spending the vast majority of your day inhaling oxygen that’s full of germs and toxins can have a seriously negative impact on anyone’s health. You might think building a green home automatically means you’re building one with good indoor air quality. How to Choose Green Building Materials As you research green building materials, make sure you check their level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The good news is that no- and low-VOC products are becoming much more common and they’re getting easier to find.
A desire to avoid VOCs can lead to some fantastic discoveries for your home. Get Fresh Air In and Stale Air Out. Build Naturally with Sigi Koko - Journal. Build Naturally with Sigi Koko - Journal.