…a bit longer. Wouldn’t that be great on this swing-tree. What a beauty it is this project ‘chop stick’ by the swedish architecture firm visiondivision, commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an innovative concession stand for the 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park.
‘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.’
‘The raw material that was selected is a 100-foot yellow poplar tree, the state tree of Indiana. After the tree was transported to the park site, it became the suspended horizontal beam of the new structure, which is almost entirely made out of the tree itself.’
As an extra they made Yellow Poplar syrup; extracted from the bark of the tree and this is sold in the kiosk. How cool is that; you can actually eat a part of the building.