love tree dwelling encourages meditation and conversation
 
love tree dwelling encourages meditation and conversation
nov 19, 2013

love tree dwelling encourages meditation and conversation

love tree dwelling encourages meditation and conversation
all images courtesy of rob sweere

 

 

 

creating a space for both meditation and conversation, dutch artist rob sweere has conceived ‘contemplatorium – love tree’, an arborous, arc-like dwelling situated in a grassy landscape. a tree growing at the habitat’s core towers through a rectangular opening at its roof, framing the visible sky in a bloom of leaves. constructed from wood and paint, its hollow interior is fitted with two bench-like surfaces, one on either side, encouraging both communication and contemplation for the pair seated inside. ‘love tree’s’ profile reveals a cut-out silhouette that echos the shape of a keyhole, composing a small window for which a passerby might peer through and see the lush field revealed behind.

 

 

love tree dwelling encourages meditation and conversation
the arborous, arc-like habitat located in a grassy landscape

 

 

love tree dwelling encourages meditation and conversation
a tree towers through the core of the habitat

 

 

love tree dwelling encourages meditation and conversation
at its roof, a rectangular opening allows sunlight to shine into the structure

 

 

love tree dwelling encourages meditation and conversation
conversation and meditation are encouraged by the seating fitted inside 

 

  • This dwellling is very appealing to the senses. It is a celebration of “growth”, “being rooted”, “look to the sky” in a very real way. That is what any dwelling is, or can be- a celebration or exploration of a feeling. This is fun and brings a temporary intimacy to the two lucky enough to stumble upon it.

    Steven Gelberg
  • what about some common sense?

    Leeya
  • Ditto. It certainly presents itself as a barrier between two people.
    The tree is lovely.

    Ron Smith
  • it encouraged me to say: poor tree!

    Q
  • The tree is a barrier
    the tree is a separator
    the tree is to hide behind
    the tree is something other than the person across from you to focus on
    i am: paedra.com
    take out the tree and be real
    take out the tree and dare to be real with another person

    Paedra

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