farm artwork: a collaboration between architect & farmer
In an surprising but whimsical collaboration, Swedish artist and architect Ulf Mejergren has teamed up with native farmer Robert Pettersson to embark upon a year-long undertaking titled Farm Artwork. Mixing inherent farming methods and know-how with the artistic intentions of the artist, the duo builds varied designs on Pettersson’s lands in Grödinge, reflecting his area crops, forestry, livestock, and searching practices.
Pine Bark Hut is the primary undertaking of the sequence rising from the dense pine tree forest as a camouflaged hut repurposed from discarded pine barok. Sited strategically with views over a clear-cut space the place moose and boar typically surprise, the farmer intends on utilizing it as a searching spot. Although within the meantime, the enclosure sits as a device shed for the duo’s subsequent Farm Artwork undertaking.
Ulf Mejergren & Robert Pettersson’s Pine Bark Hut | all photos courtesy the creator
ulf mejergren + robert pettersson revive discarded pine bark
When in search of inspiration from the lands, Robert Pettersson and architect Ulf Mejergren encountered a clear-cut space the place the farmer had lower down loads of timber — largely pine — to promote to a neighborhood sawmill. Left behind in a piled stack subsequent to a dust street the trunks had dried up, creating giant, free chunks of bark that might be simply eliminated. Impressed by their tough and scaly texture, the duo determined to breathe new life into the discarded tree trunks by making a Pine Bark Hut.
Because of the heavy weight of every bark chunk, it was essential to design a sturdy construction that would stand up to its weight. Pettersson and Mejergren integrated a triangular formation of dwelling pine timber they discovered shut by the clear-cut. In between the timber, three easy partitions constituted of studs and plywood have been secured to 1 one other with extra studs. The uncooked, textured facade blends nearly seamlessly into the engulfing forest of pine timber, creating an phantasm of a ‘tremendous trunk’, interrupted solely by a big lower opening which serves because the enclosure’s entrance.
the primary from the Farm Artwork sequence, reviving discarded tree bark in artistic methods
the undertaking blends inherent farming methods and know-how with artistic intentions
Robert Pettersson and the hut