Plants are amazingly adaptable, and Plane-Tree-Cube Nagold shows how this adaptability can be put to use for environmentally friendly architecture. The cubic structure redefines the concept of a tree house by being a structure literally made out of living trees.
Plane-Tree-Cube Nagold is a long-term project by Ludwig.Schoenle, a German architect. The structure is in the German city of Nagold, and it brings the environment into an urban context. It consists of a latticed steel cube with the dimensions of a mature tree. The architects placed young plane trees around six levels on the structure. As these trees grow, the upper portion of Plane-Tree-Cube Nagold will be covered by the trees' canopy while the lower part will thin out and be dominated by the thick trunks.
Eventually, Plane-Tree-Cube Nagold will be a cube of fully grown interlaced plane trees.
'Plane-Tree-Cube Nagold' is a Structure Made of Living Walls
1. Living Architecture - The use of living trees as building materials opens up opportunities for sustainable and environmentally friendly architectural designs.
2. Integration of Nature - The integration of trees and plants into urban structures allows for the creation of unique and aesthetically pleasing environments.
3. Adaptive Structures - Tree-embedded cube structures demonstrate the potential for buildings that can adapt and grow with their surroundings.
1. Sustainable Architecture - The trend of using living trees in architectural designs presents opportunities for sustainable architecture firms to create innovative and eco-friendly structures.
2. Urban Planning - The integration of nature into urban structures is a trend that urban planning professionals can explore to create more sustainable and livable cities.
3. Construction - The construction industry can embrace the trend of adaptive structures to develop new construction methods that incorporate living materials and natural elements.