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Foreste temple

Architect: Marco Casagrande


Team: Jan Tyrpekl/first mate, Constructive Shamanism Workshop


Location: Lithuania


Photographs: Berta Tilmantaite, Lidija Kaleninikovaite, Juozas Masiulis, Gabriele Stravinskaite, Lina Pilibaviciute

Forest Temple is a result of the Constructive Shamanism workshop in Lithuania, 2016. A multi-disciplinary tribe of artists, artisans, architects, writers, photographers, yogis and children of forest gathered in the ancient lands of Vytautas V Landsbergis to perform architectural rituals connecting the modern man with nature. 

Living in tents and teepees and eating from the nature, the tribe started to do a circular meditative movement to connect a handful of pine trees with natural linen rope. The result is insect architecture, a man-made semi-transparent cocoon swinging together with the trees. Architecture is the art of reality. There is no other reality than nature. 

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