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September 8, 2002
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For a relatively low price, given the time and commitment, Richard Reames will grow a beautiful piece of sculpture, furniture, or even a whole room for you. Yes, I said grow.
posted by Su (8 comments total)

 
I want one! I would love to live in a growing house, or at least have a gazebo or something of the sort. What a neat link.
posted by agregoli at 8:55 AM on September 8, 2002


You could decorate your growing house with great little sculptures of model cars crashing into a bonsai trees courtesy of CrashBonsai.
posted by TBoneMcCool at 9:12 AM on September 8, 2002


Crap. Looks like we killed the server. In the meantime, the Archive.org backup, while lacking many images, actually has some textual information I don't remember seeing in the live site.

I didn't think of it at time of posting, but the Growing Homes site he links makes me think of cob houses, which you build using almost nothing but the on-site dirt, and hay. The nice thing is that it's totally free-form, so you can make the houses as refined or organic as you like.

TBone: That'd be kind of sick.
Recent CrashBonsai thread, for the forgetful.
posted by Su at 9:33 AM on September 8, 2002


the recent CrashBonsai thread for us forgetful types is here.
posted by TBoneMcCool at 9:54 AM on September 8, 2002


another link on Aborsmith
This is an aerial photo of The Green Cathedral a living replica of Reims Cathedral. Marinus Boezem's work in poplars on the outskirts of Amsterdam

The zoom out/in options to view the tree cathedral are neat.
posted by ginz at 11:21 AM on September 8, 2002


A considerably better use of trees than this.
posted by Wet Spot at 7:29 PM on September 8, 2002


Fantastic link.

This reminds me of the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, particularly the work documented in his book "Wood".

Also, you could combine this kind of thing with the earthships discussed recently, and come up with some really gorgeous-looking and very Viridian homes.
posted by eyebeam at 8:26 AM on September 9, 2002


I highly recommend a visit to Bonfante Gardens, home of the original Circus Trees. Besides the cool trees, it is the most beautiful and well-designed theme park I've been to.
posted by ukamikanasi at 11:01 PM on September 9, 2002


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