Clearly, the design and creation of man-made Christmas trees started long before the more versatile and multi-disciplinarily minded architects of recent generations got involved. The debate of the environmental impact of both cutting natural trees for the celebrations and using their artificial replicas that became popular in the 90s is ongoing. The best solution to avoiding the use of either of the controversial options (as recommended by environmentalist elves and Santa Claus himself) involves stylization and interpretation – something that architects and designers are very familiar with. Enjoy looking at these witty, sustainable, interactive design Christmas trees and have a wonderful holiday season everyone!
This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings – a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of buildings from around the world.
Studio Roso: V&A Christmas Tree
1024 architecture: Abies-Electronicus XMAS Tree
Ricardo Sanhueza De La Maza: (Green Bottle) Christmas Tree
image: Ricardo Sanhueza De La Maza
Sarah Wigglesworth Architects: Bermondsey Square Bicycle Christmas Tree
Ben Busche/Brut Deluxe Architects: Christmas Decoration in Madrid 2006/2007
Ben Busche/Brut Deluxe Architects: Christmas Tree on Gran Vía, Madrid
And some homey ideas…
Jane Schouten: Wall Application Tree
Richard Babcock: possibiliTree
Büro North: Christmas Trees Frigg, Rindd & Ryder
Vladimir Ivanov: Holey Tree
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