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Frezza holding up the object that started it all: the architectural model of a treehouse that Chiao was making for a website called Paralellograms when — in need of miniature foliage to populate it — she first asked Frezza to join her. The pair eventually built Chiao’s model full-scale, in a project space at the Wave Hill botanical garden. “The idea is that it’s a house that’s made for plants, but you get to live with them,” she explains. “I think it starts to talk about the ways people can adapt to their environment, but also the ways you can make environments that allow for a different way to live.”