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.
image: Studio Roso
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image: Ricardo Sanhueza De La Maza
And some homey ideas…
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