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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…

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

Urban Algae Canopy by ecoLogic Studio for Expo Milano 2015

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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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Carry You

Beautiful giclee produced in the USA. Comes gallery wrapped and ready to hang, no framing required.

Mirror Installations - Rob Mulholland

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10 Must-See Design Destinations Around The World

Deep in the subtropical rainforest of Xilitla, Mexico, sits a surrealist jungle estate. Created for Edward James, a popular patron of the surrealist movement in the 1930s and 1940s, the estate combines 80 acres of natural waterfalls and pools that mirror James’ penchant for design. The grounds are covered with concrete surrealist structures that intermingle with beds of tropical plants and orchids. James lived there from 1949 to 1984, but now visitors can enjoy the grounds, which are…

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Ibuku Constructs Three Bamboo Homes in Bali's Gorgeous Green Village

Green Village Community Ibuku. Designed by Ibuku, Bali's Green Village is a community of gorgeous homes built entirely from bamboo. Construction on the village began in 2010, and it continues to grow with the addition of three more fantastic homes (and they're available to rent!). Constructed with locally-sourced materials and traditional building techniques, the Green Village fits in perfectly with the surrounding natural landscape of Bali’s sacred Ayung River. Designed by Ibuku, the Green…

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Super Simple How to Paint Leaves

Decorative painting: Learn how to paint leaves in minutes. Complete tutorial with video so you can paint beautiful leaves!

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The UK's largest earth sculpture is a gigantic horse leaping across the land

The UK's largest earth sculpture is a gigantic horse leaping across the land!