For those who have never seen sequoias, the rest of this article will seem strange.
When you approach a sequoia forest, you get the impression that everything is normal. And as we get closer, we see that things are weird. And once inside, surprise: Suddenly, one has the impression to have become a dwarf in the land of giants.
It is at this moment that one can understand this project of making dwellings inside the trunks of trees.
Of course, the internal structure will be strengthened and a base will be buried. And openings will be made in the trunk.
People are tired of concrete buildings. It must not be forgotten that humans lived in caves or in nature 10,000 years ago. And that this need to be in contact with nature is very strong.
It is for this reason that many architects try to reinvent urbanism by incorporating plants and animals.
Look at this magnificent building realized in Italy in 2012. It was designed to incorporate plants but aissu, more difficult, trees. Huge flower pots were needed for the important roots of the trees. The result is very beautiful. But it would also have had to change the appearance of the street (garbage cans, cars …).
Here is the plan of a new botanical garden in Houston. This one includes many gardens and a bridge with trees. We must welcome all initiatives to bring gardens and trees into the cities. It should be remembered that carbon dioxide emissions are very high in cities, in particular cars and humans. And remember that carbon dioxide is a kind of food for vegetation.
You know, I like the ruins. The ruins sometimes say more about their ancestors than when they were not ruins. And they have a particular aesthetic, especially when playing with light. Sometimes trees invade these ruins, sometimes the sky is visible through the roof. You can even talk about magic.
After three years of construction, the park, The Hills, just opened. It will be open from July to September. There are four artificial hills 25 to 70 feet tall, including debris demolition and embankments. To avoid overloading the Island, pumice was used. Then the earth was added and 860 trees, 43,000 shrubs and grasses were added.