Giant Wooden Megaphone

A group of Estonian students just couldn’t get enough of nature, so they decided to build three huge wooden megaphones to amplify these sounds – captured by photographer Tonu Tunnel. You can find the installation in Estonia’s Pahni Nature Center, best known for its beautiful study trails that double as an “outdoor classroom.” Hannes Praks, head of the Interior Architecture Department, said, “the three-meter diameter megaphones will operate as a ‘bandstand’ for the forest around the installation, amplifying the sounds of nature.” Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Wooden Megaphones Forest
Wooden Megaphones Forest
Wooden Megaphones Forest
Wooden Megaphones Forest
Wooden Megaphones Forest
Wooden Megaphones Forest
Wooden Megaphones Forest
Wooden Megaphones Forest
Wooden Megaphones Forest

“Visitors can be seen lounging inside the megaphones, surely having a surreal acoustic experience. Curiosity about what it would be like to stand in the middle of the tree pieces is enough to begin looking up flights to Estonia. The pristine condition of the stained wood will likely be temporary, as the timber structures inevitably will be reabsorbed back into the forest over time. Mother Nature probably has a lot to say – it’s about time we gave her a megaphone,” according to Inhabitat.