Daily Dose: Tree Museum

Add to TwitterThis June marked the opening of the Tree Museum in Switzerland. Landscape architect Enzo Enea, along with Oppenheim Architecture + Design, designed and built this haven for 2,000 different species of trees. His own collection of trees, which has taken Enea 17 years to amass, is also on display on the museum grounds.

Tree Museum; Image courtesy of arch daily

Tree Museum; Image courtesy of arch daily

Tree Museum; Image courtesy of arch daily

Most of the architectural elements you see in the images were designed as backdrops to showcase the various trees. The headquarters building itself is a sustainable construction that uses natural daylight, a green roof and geothermal energy. This re-imagining of what a museum – or a building – really consists of breaks new ground in the world of architecture and will hopefully lead us to a more integrated human-and-nature approach to construction in the future.

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