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wooden animals by mvdelillo
July 30, 2010, 8:14 am
Filed under: Copenhagen 2010

To open up a discussion on the Danish vernacular lets first look to the playground. All throughout Denmark you can find these fun looking sculptures of animals. The material of course is wood. Around 200 yrs ago the Danes deforested themselves, it was only by the saving grace of English coal that they were able to rebound from this travesty. As of 2000 out of the total land mass of Denmark, 43 094 sq km, only 4 862 sq km of the land is forested ( Now a days the Danes are much more environmentally conscious. Wood, still has a special place in their hearts as found in minute architectural details.

The above image give you a glimpse at the monumental sculptures that are found on Danish playgrounds. The reason this is vernacular is because it was created with local materials, however scarce it may be.

making like a tree and leafing-m.delillo


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