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Vermilion Sands living roof takes hydro-seeding to the next level

The LED-lit Vermilion Sands temporary installation is a living canopy made from 260 pyramid-shaped modules covered in vegetation. Designed by Matthew Soules Architecture for a summer arts festival on West Vancouver's waterfront, the structure brings hydro-seeding and use of geotextile fabric to another level. Inspired by the title of JG Ballard's collection of short stories, the structure aims to combine the "artificial" with the "natural". The installation, which won the Community Choice…

is this good? were invited to create an interactive installation at Nuits Sonores, an electronic music and art festival in Lyon, France, in May 2013. We worked alongside Lyon-based Architects lookingforarchitecture.com to create a huge interactive pyramid. A matrix of 6 Kinect cameras tracked people as they moved across the pyramid, triggering DMX lighting in the structure and generative graphics on the screens above.

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World's First Urban Algae Canopy Produces the Oxygen Equivalent of Four Hectares of Woodland Every Day

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Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

Barry used Alnus Imperialis or Cut Leaf Alder to create the Tree Church’s roof canopy and Leptospernum or Copper Sheen for the walls. Other species used to grow the living church include Camelia Black Tie, Acer Globosum, and Thuja Pyramidalis. The Tree Church really does look like a real chapel, complete with benches inside, where people can revel at nature’s splendor.

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Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

While the church itself is a sufficient draw for visitors, there are a variety of other attractions, including three acres of gardens and a Labyrinth. A large canopy constructed with a military cargo parachute and raised with a hydraulic ram provides additional seating and shade. This would make an outstanding venue for a wedding. Tree Church Gardens opens to the public on the 18 October, 2015.

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Berlin, Germany: The light and sound installation Five Minutes Of Pure Sculpture by British artist Anthony McCall Visitors at the Hamburger Bahnhof museum

Botoxutopia, an installation comprised of 87 pieces of pyramidal geometries and motion sensor activated LEDs. The lights are networked to two sensors which hang at either end of the installation. As the crowd expands, there is a response through the movement of light and shadow. The structure is made of cardboard sheets while the reflective finish comes from silver and gold emergency blankets placed on the inside.

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Brilliant Four-Story-Tall Star Lights Up Malaysian Skyline

A four-story star has landed in a run-down building in Butterworth, a city off mainland Penang, Malaysia. The massive LED construction, comprised of steel cables and over 500 meters of light, is artist Jun Hao Ong’s latest public installation. Constructed to raise awareness and illuminate the 2015 Urban Xchange art festival, the impressively large-scale sculpture pierces the building’s foundations, radiating outwards with a network of lights. Appropriately titled The Star, this is just one…