ÅBAKKENS CINEMA AND APPLE TREE Copenhagen, Denmark 2016
This is an art project made by visual artist Astrid Sonne. She has collaborated with me in the design and construction process.
Åbakkens Cinema and Appletree is a cinema built around an old apple tree. The trunk of the tree is situated in the corner of the rectangular cinema room and the branches grows through the walls and roof. Many questions arose when trying to combine a living organism with a static structure. One of them was how to keep rainwater from running down the branches and into the walls. To solve this we dressed the branches with rubber sleeves that expand while the tree is growing, taking the water away from the branch and onto the roof or wall.