Forest Temple / Marco Casagrande

Forest Temple / Marco Casagrande

© Lidija Kaleninikovaite © Juozas Masiulis © Gabriele Stravinskaite © Juozas Masiulis + 21

  • First Mate: Jan Tyrpekl

  • Curator: Guoda Bardauskaite, Constructive Shamanism

  • Team: Constructive Shamanism Workshop
  • Supported: Vytautas V. Landsbergis
  • Size: Dimension 7 meters, height 15 meters
  • Materials: 3000 m hand-made linen rope

More Specs Less Specs

Text description provided by the architects. 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. 

© Lidija Kaleninikovaite
© Lidija Kaleninikovaite
© Gabriele Stravinskaite
© Gabriele Stravinskaite

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. 

© Juozas Masiulis
© Juozas Masiulis

Project gallery

See all Show less
About this office
Cite: "Forest Temple / Marco Casagrande" 16 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Berta Tilmantaite

立陶宛森林寺庙 / Marco Casagrande

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.