In today’s world with depleting natural resources and the growing negative impact of unplanned vertical urban expansion, perhaps delving into primitive architecture and planning techniques could hold the key to a more sustainable solution to our housing needs. As contemporary conservation education continues to gain importance and prominence as an inlet to professionals devoted to preserving, sustaining and creating, here’s the work of artist Patrick Dougherty as reposted from a blog I follow. Organic structures have always caught my attention, and this certainly extends the concept of an organic form in to the material itself. I can only imagine the cool inside on a sunny day, and the warmth on a cold winter’s day that these structures may have to offer if adapted into (viable) human settlements.
You can see Dougherty at work in the trailer for the film Bending Sticks, below, which documents his stickwork.
via Nashville Arts