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By weaving tree saplings and branches together, Dougherty creates majestic shelter sculptures.  Like willow domes or other arboreal structures.

He did an installation for the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan WI. By weaving tree saplings and branches together, Dougherty creates majestic shelter sculptures. Like willow domes or other arboreal structures.

By weaving tree saplings and branches together, Dougherty creates majestic shelter sculptures.  Like willow domes or other arboreal structures.

By weaving tree saplings and branches together, Dougherty creates majestic shelter sculptures. Like willow domes or other arboreal structures.

Trees are grown and bent to create incredible living structures at the University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Basics in Modern Architectural Design. The students working on the project plant fast-growing trees like willows and shape them around steel support systems, testing their elasticity to see whether this building technique could be a viable way to make cities greener.

Arboreal Architecture: Taking Inspiration from Trees

They're such an important part of the natural world, it's no surprise that trees inspire art, design and architecture with

living tree house

NC artist Patrick Dougherty has created this monumental sculpture in Connecticut.

Auerworld Palace, Auerstedt, Thuringia, Germany - Weaving live saplings together to form a kind of domed cathedral space, architect Marcel Kalberer and his group Sanfte Strukturen are re-envisioning the way living building materials and techniques can be used to design modern spaces. Constructed in 1998, the Auerworld Palace in Aeurstedt, Germany was their first "willow palace' project.

Auerworld Palace, Auerstedt, Thuringia, Germany - Weaving live saplings together…

Flower sculpture

In Sweden, this gazebo in the form of a huge wedding bouquet captured the imagination. Inside, in a magical cave, walls are covered with moss, ferns and white orchids.Created by Anna Frisk.

Willow treehouses

Will Beckers is The Willowman. Land Art artist Will Beckers creates a completely unique natural environment called The Willowman project in the forests of the Floriade.

red-lipstick: Gigantic century sculpture known as Colosso dell’Appennino, or the Appennine Colossus located in the park of Villa Demidoff (just north of Florence, Italy). It was erected in 1580 by Italian sculptor Giambologna Italy).

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