17 Nov '11, 3pm

Land Art that you can swim in? This conceptual artwork is made entirely of salvaged wood. #art

Land Art that you can swim in? This conceptual artwork is made entirely of salvaged wood. #art

Using materials sourced directly from the landscape, thought-provoking Land Art pieces often raise awareness about the natural surroundings in which they sit. Rising in the middle of a barren desert 15 miles outside of Joshua Tree, California, this curvaceous basin by Los Angeles-based Ball-Nogues Studio doubles as a pool and climbing wall, and is constructed with wood salvaged from a previous project. Ball-Nogues Studio/via Named the "Yucca Crater," the project was completed as part of a site-specific, conceptual art event called High Desert Test Sites , which took place in mid-October. Much of the plywood material came from Talus Dome, another of the firm's pavilions previously situated in Canada, with both projects being "cross-designed" so that materials could be reused. Ball-Nogues Studio/via Integrating "concept, aesthetics, social relationships and [methods of] prod...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/yucca-crater...

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