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    TREE PLAY

    The tree house is classically conceived as a clever exploitation of the tree as a structural element in the provision of human shelter. But a recent exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden turned that perception around, exploring ideas for building in trees while protecting them and learning lessons from nature.

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    BUILDING COMMUNITY WITH STRAW BALES

    Tons of straw are produced each year as a by-product of grain production. Modern wheat farmers burn straw, but for thousands of years straw and other grasses have been valued as a building material around the world, whether thatched into roofs, woven into walls, or mixed with mud to strengthen bricks and stucco.

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