Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bonsai Tree Houses by Takanori Aiba

If you are not familiar with his intricate, detailed, whimsical and astounding work, let me introduce you to the world of Takanori Aiba.
Japanese artist Takanori Aiba, a former maze illustrator for the Japanese fashion magazine POPYE, spent much of his career as an architect. Finally, in 2003, he merged his two interests—maze-building and architecture—to produce these intricate bonsai tree houses.
Japanese to the core, these miniature architectures combine the organic nature of bonsai trees with labyrinthian architecture. Jorge Luis Borges would be proud.

Using craft paper, plastic, plaster, acrylic resin, paint and other materials Aiba constructs sprawling miniature communities that wrap around bonsai trees, lighthouses, and amongst the cliffs of nearly vertical islands.

I would love to visit every single one of these places ... if only I was 5 1/2 feet shorter!

See more of Aiba’s work here.

now ... go make something beautiful!

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(¸.•´♥ Tristan

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