Some trees have such large dimensions that buildings can be built from them, and directly in them or on them. Today we will talk about five of the most obvious and striking examples of wooden architecture, the creation of which no tree was hurt.
Bar in the 6000 year old baobab tree. South Africa
1. A bar Sunland Baobab Pub inside the ancient baobab tree. (Photo source: Amusing Planet)
Baobab is not only the biggest trees in the world but also the oldest. They can live several thousand years, achieving a truly enormous size of the barrel, comparable to a private house. There is such a baobab-record holder in the South African town of Modjadjiskloof in the Limpopo province. Famous all over the country it is not only their age in six thousand years (!), but what's inside this tree is a bar Sunland Baobab Pub. Of course, most of this institution is outdoors in the shade of the branches, and a kitchen and a small room just for a few visitors.
2. Defenders of the nature is not necessary when reading these lines to grab the heart. No one was hollowed specially those living inside a baobab tree. In the trunk of the tree for six thousand years of its existence has formed two large natural cavity, which uses a drinking establishment Sunland Baobab Pub. (Photo source: 4-mevsim.blogspot.com)
Oak chapel. France
3. But in the small French village of Oluvil Belts that in Normandy, inside a giant old oak institution is not for sinners. There are two small chapels, one of which originally served as the cell of a monk-hermit. (Photo source: yaly.unblog.fr)
4. The oak chapel in Normandy. (Photo source: flickr.com)
5. The researchers say that the oak appeared in the ninth century. The first mention of it dates back to the seventeenth century, when the local Abbot decided to experiment by placing inside natural cavities, resulting from the aging of wood, forty local kids. He later ordered to form in one of the huge hollows of the chapel of the virgin Mary, and in the other dwelt a hermit father Du serso. (Photo source: sciences-paysages.blogspot.com)
Wooden house from Patrick Doherty
6. American Patrick Dougherty working at the intersection at the same time architecture, sculpture and gardening. He creates incredible buildings and individual shapes of trees and shrubs. Some of them live. For the construction of the last he had spent many years — in fact specially planted in the right place plants need to grow. (Photo source: treehouseblog.com)
7. Of course, these buildings no one lives! But parks and open-air museums where the objects are located by Patrick Daugherty, use them as landscape architecture — gazebos and pavilions for events.
The hotel nest. Sweden
8. Hotel The Birds Nest in Sweden. (Photo source: tehne.com)
In Sweden for several years, there is a Tree hotel Otel is one of the most unusual hotels in the world where each room is a unique shape tree house. And in 2014, this institution opened a new building — The Bird's Nest (bird's nest).
9. This small building looks like a giant nest located in trees. To create this effect, the design was covered with small branches, the existence of which was deliberately highlighted by the architects of Inrednin Gsgruppen. (Photo source: pinterest.com)
10. However, the inside is quite modern, albeit small, room designed for two guests. And to get it applied the stairs. Not very convenient, but atmospheric. (Photo source: nordicdesign.ca)
A tree-tunnel. CA, USA
11. Tree-Chandelier Tree tunnel. (Photo source: docinthebox.blogspot.com)
In the vicinity of the California town Legit there is a national Park area, giant sequoias. And one of the attractions of this place is the so-called tree-chandelier (Chandelier Tree), growing in the middle of the road. However, the passage of vehicles and people pass it does not interfere, because in this plant back in the thirties of the 20th century, a tunnel has been bored.
12. Legit the town and surrounding settlements in the first half of the last century were the centers of production of wood. And this tunnel inside the Sequoia was created by loggers on the road Avenue of the Giants, named after the huge trees growing along it. The plant, incidentally, is still alive and every season is covered in new leaves. (Photo source: meetup.com)