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Natural Systems Domination by Tres Birds Workshop

August 20, 2011, 12:01 amFiled under: Eco Arts > Eco Design — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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  • Mike Moore
    Design principal / General contractor
    Tres Birds Workshop – www.tresbirds.com

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  • Melissa Belongea
    Media Relations / Marketing
    Tres Birds Workshop – www.tresbirds.com

Infusing Natural Systems into the Workplace

Domination implies taking over. If we had it our way, natural systems would dominate entirely. Natural systems operate in perfect efficiency. Humans are both part of those natural systems and also somehow separate (by choice). The further we stray from connections with nature, the more alien we become. Tres Birds Workshop was commissioned to concept, design and build an art installation in Downtown Denver for the purpose of encouraging people out of their offices for daily fresh air breaks. We highly recommend it. The installation made up of part vintage office furniture and part 100% live vegetation reminds us not to let office overgrowth affect a healthy relationship with the outdoors. All of the vegetation used in the installation were reused + recycled afterward.

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Rhine Mosel Slate Whirlpool by Chris Drury

August 11, 2011, 3:32 amFiled under: Eco Arts — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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Rhine Mosel Whirlpool was created for the Koblenz garden Festival 2011, and commissioned through the Heike Strellow Gallery, Frankfurt. It sits up on the cliff by the fortress above where the Mosel flows into the Rhine. The Cliff itself is formed from the same stone which we obtained from a local tile and slate works. The presence of slate in the earth gives the local and famous wines a distinctive flavour, the meeting of two rivers gives birth to whirlpools in the water.

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Heart of Reeds by Chris Drury

August 10, 2011, 9:12 pmFiled under: Eco Arts — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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Heart of Reeds here in Chris’s hometown of Lewes, was designed to increase the biodiversity of a small nature reserve on the edge of town in a wetland that used to be a railway marshalling yard. The design is taken from the the movement of blood in the heart known as the Cardiac Twist. By using islands and water, the borderlines between the two are increased therefore increasing habitat for small creatures. Water levels can also be adjusted via various sluice gates. The work has proved popular to both people and wildlife and continues to grow and thrive and change throughout the seasons.

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“Carbon Sink” Art Installation by Chris Drury

August 5, 2011, 3:45 amFiled under: Eco Arts — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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Carbon Sink was commissioned by the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The idea for the work came when an ecologist at the University remarked to me that no one seems to make the connection between all the coal being dug up and shipped out of the state and the dying forests in the Rockies. Warmer winters caused by man-induced climate change, through burning of fossil fuels means that the pine beetle are no longer killed off in prolonged cold winters and so the Lodgepole pine are dying from Mexico to Canada.

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The Vertical Garden on Concrete Walls: A Shelter for Biodiversity and A Cleaning System for Cities.

July 19, 2011, 2:23 amFiled under: Eco Arts — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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The Vertical Garden, From Nature to Cities

A Botanical and Artistic approach by Patrick Blanc

Do plants really need soil? No, they don’t…..The soil is merely nothing more than a mechanic support. Only water and the many minerals dissolved in it are essential to plants, together with light and carbon dioxide to conduct photosynthesis.

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How eco-art be a part of protecting the wealth of marine biodiversity and ecosystem services? Part 5

June 20, 2011, 3:56 amFiled under: Eco Arts — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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Beetle’s as Reefs

A life size 8 ton cement replica of the classic Volkswagon beetle. The sculpture is designed specifically to house marine life whilst exploring the significant impact humans have had on our planets ecosystems and the subsequent affects to future generations.

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