Tech: Architects want to put skyscrapers inside hollowed-out Giant Sequoia trees in California
The Giant Sequoia Skyscraper, a design that proposes housing towers in California's ancient trees, won honorable mention in the eVolo architecture competition. Four South Korean architects say the Sequoia's massive size would make them perfect homes for skyscrapers.
The architects — Ko Jinhyeuk, Cheong Changwon, Cho Kyuhyung, and Choi Sunwoong — designed a tower that would live inside hollowed-out Giant Sequoia trees in California.
Their design, aptly named the Giant Sequoia Skyscraper, won honorable mention in the 2017 design competition by the architecture magazine eVolo. The magazine's jury awards innovative ideas for futuristic skyscrapers annually, with this year's competition garnering over 400 entries from all over the world.
The designers say the goal of their design is to protect trees and limit deforestation in the US. Giant Sequoias currently face threats from the planet's rising temperatures due to climate change, leaving them with insufficient water during long summers.
"The project attempts to educate visitors about these natural wonders while feeling infinitely small among these giant creatures," the designers write.
That said, turning ancient trees into commercial spaces do not seem like the best way to preserve them.
Source: New feed
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