November 02, 2007
A Tree For Anable Basin.
A new condominium in Long Island City, New York, was built on a floating island. It boasts an unparalleled view of the Manhattan skyline and provocative design. But don’t get your hopes up: It’s for the birds. Literally.
“A Tree for Anable Basin,” created by Chico MacMurtrie of Amorphic Robot Works, a collective of artists and engineers, is an installation that MacMurtrie describes as – you guessed it – a “condominium for birds.”
The island’s centerpiece is a 22-foot aluminum tree, which serves as both art object and “mixed-income housing project” targeting the diverse needs of local species...
Floating Tree :: dwell.com