Monday, August 17, 2009

Natural Architecture: Home-Grown Artistic Tree Houses

Patrick Dougherty is a builder and yet not an architect – he is perhaps best described as an artist and sculptor, a wood craftsman the likes of which most of us have never seen.
Rather than cutting, planing, leveling and assembling rectilinear wood structures he shapes living trees into amazing natural tree buildings.

One of the most impressive parts of his tree building constructions is the way he works with surrounding natural shapes, colors and seasonal environments.

His structures can on a completely different character depending upon the time of year and weather that informs them – as shown in the images of an incredible series of tree-formed buildings above.

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