Friday, May 23, 2008

The Ultimate Tree House

This article, in the MIT Technology Review, is an inspiring read. It offers a peek into the possibilities of a future that is wholly integrated into the natural world. As the scarcity of resources begins to take its toll, these solutions, which even five years ago seemed like folly, take on greater urgency.

The basic framework of the house would be created using a gardening method known as pleaching, in which young trees are woven together into a shape such as an archway, lattice, or screen and then encouraged to maintain that form over the years.

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