Grow Your New Home

Either the hippie vision isn’t quite dead yet, or someone’s been reading a whole lot of fantasy novels – two MIT architects and an engineer envisage future homes being carefully grown from trees, using an ancient cultivation technique known as ‘pleaching’ to guide the shape, growth and development of the building. The downside to this otherwise lovely idea is the fact that it takes some time to grow trees big enough for the purpose, so don’t sell the trailer just yet.