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Living Baubotanik tree tower rises in Germany

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 05, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Sep 04, 2016

Baubotanik, or Living Plant Constructions, is the brainchild of architect Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig who found inspiration in the ancient art of tree shaping that’s spanned cultures worldwide, from medieval European topiary to Japanese bonsai. Baubotanik puts a modern spin on the natural process of grafting by adding metal scaffolding and other construction materials to transform the trees into a load-bearing structure. Over time, the exposed tree tissue grows around and bonds with the man-made materials....






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