Taking IKEA into the Urban Landscape thaxton January 2, 2015 ART, DESIGN This is a really cool project that is a great example of how to create a work of art by recycling objects. This project came to us via www.likearchitects.net. Frozen Trees is a temporary Christmas light display that creates an illuminated, frozen and fractal landscape that affects and alters the paths of pedestrians.Thirty cylindrical structures activate the square and serve as self-sufficient streetlights, which are placed throughout the square, creating a new contextual landscape and inviting visitors to discover new spatial experiences. Using IKEA’s Rationell Variera plastic bags dispensers as the base module, this design takes advantage of the module’s unique shape. Additionally, Frozen Trees brings a domestic-sized object into the urban scale –thus dissociating it from its original function and leading to the loss of its identity as a single element, making a call for creativity and multi-functionality in the current socio-economic climate.