Saturday, 13 December 2014

A Splendid Sculpture Made Of Living Breathing Trees

Well a building doesn’t have to be a too dry and dead thing. The Italian artist “Giuliano Mauri’s” epic Cattedrale Vegetale (or Tree Cathedral) is the textbook example of architecture that, in its place of competing with or complementing nature, is fairly literally a part of it. The late artist’s two groves of trees are destined to grow into a pair of superb basilicas.

The framework columns perceived in these photographs will ultimately rot away and decay, to be replaced by the hornbeam trees planted in the center of each frame. As these grow, their canopies will mesh together to form the vaulted ceiling of a Gothic cathedral.

Mauri, who was passed away in 2009, actually laid the groundwork for his first visionary cathedral in Valsugana, Italy in 2002. The framework of the cathedral at the foot of Mount Arera in the northern Italian region of Lombardy was well completed in 2010.  Source: Charismatic Planet

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