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The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji refer to bridges that are woven from the roots of living rubber trees in the Cherrapunji rainforests of Meghalaya, India. Some of them are more than a hundred feet long, grow over decades and withstand the weight of fifty people. Not only are they environmentally friendly, the bridges are also quite utilitarian since the roots grow stronger over their lifespan. For more info, check out this BBC video.

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Yi Yvonne Weng's Explorative Canopy Trail is a conceptual design for an ecological research facility that would stay suspended in mid-air by a web of synthetic fibres and steel supports in a tropical jungle, allowing scientists to study and easily harvest the medicinal plants and live out of lightweight pod quarters in the canopy.