11 Aug '11, 7pm

This is incredible. A beautiful 100 foot poplar creates tables, chairs, swings and a shingled concession stand.

This is incredible. A beautiful 100 foot poplar creates tables, chairs, swings and a shingled concession stand.

The design is based on the universal notion that you need to sacrifice something in order to make something new. Every product is a compound of different pieces of nature, whether it is a cell phone, a car, a stone floor or a wood board; they have all been harvested in one way or another. Our project is about trying to harvest something as gently as possible so that the source of what we harvest is displayed in a pure, pedagogic and respectful way--respectful to both the source itself and to everyone visiting the building. Click image to enlarge The raw material we selected is a 100-foot yellow poplar tree, the state tree of Indiana, known for its beauty, respectable size, and good properties as hardwood. We found a great specimen standing in a patch of forest outside of Anderson, Indiana. Our goal is to make the best out of this specific poplar tree, from taking it down a...

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