visiondivision: the patient gardener
 
visiondivision: the patient gardener
oct 24, 2011

visiondivision: the patient gardener

‘the patient gardenter’ by visiondivision all images courtesy of visiondivision

stockholm-based visiondivision conducted a week-long workshop at the politecnico di milano,
in milan, italy, in which guest professors conducted an exploration for students to consider 
the impact of the fast-paced lifestyle on ecology and environmental issues in architecture.
the result was ‘the patient gardener’, a structure consisting of ten japanese cherry trees which is
the main building material for the construction of a two-story retreat. bending, twisting,
pruning and grafting will be used to control and develop the growth of the building over time.
the trees, chosen because of the time of year and good suitability for the project,
were planted around in an 8 meter diameter ring. 
 
to assist in the bending of the trees, a temporary tower stands in the center with ropes attached to the plants,
pulling them gently to create a bend in the trunk as it grows. the stairs, handrails and safety features
will be grafted from fruit trees, generating food simultaneously.  
 
a simple maintenance plan and instructs will be passed on to future gardeners. the final result can be
enjoyed on the campus within 80 years. 

visiondivision: the patient gardenerrendering – level 0 

visiondivision: the patient gardenerrendering – level 1 

visiondivision: the patient gardenersketch of building growing

visiondivision: the patient gardenerdetail sketch

visiondivision: the patient gardener sketch of level 0 and level 1 

visiondivision: the patient gardener process images of planting trees  

visiondivision: the patient gardenerguidance and stairs being put into place 

visiondivision: the patient gardenercompleted guidance system 

visiondivision: the patient gardener

bending maintenance plan 

visiondivision: the patient gardener process of creating grass armchair 

visiondivision: the patient gardener instructions for grass chair 

visiondivision: the patient gardener instructions for furniture 

visiondivision: the patient gardener instruction for planting trees 

visiondivision: the patient gardener instructions for building structure 

  • Amazing! But you need to be patient enough to plant and create this kind of structures…

    Cyths
  • Just pray none of the trees die in the next 80 years.

    mprice
  • Heavenly!!

    DRmateus
  • RE: Axel Erlandson if you really don’t want to wait.

    [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Erlandson] precedent [/url]

    ozone
  • What a delight, would love to have this thing on my backyard.

    Jefferson
  • If you guys are inpatient, have a look at these beautifully designed botanical houses by baubotanik:
    [url=http://www.baubotanik.de/] baubotanik[/url]

    tree gee
  • I’m not patient enough to start this without a flux-capacitor

    Marty Mcfly
  • Supreme project!

    saharamoon
  • So beatiful! Very nice concept with the patience.

    Max
  • waycool

    dbkii

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