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Les plus belles maisons dans les arbres du monde. Liberté, proximité avec la nature, aventure, écologie : les maisons et cabanes dans les arbres fascinent tous les enfants, et un paquet d’adultes aussi.

Les plus belles maisons dans les arbres du monde

Le site Boredpanda a demandé à ses lecteurs d’envoyer des photos de leurs préférées, et il faut avouer qu’il y a en a qui sont complètement folles : des maisons en colimaçon sur plusieurs étages, une entièrement en verre qui reflète son environnement, une sorte de vaisseau spatial ou encore une qui ressemble à se méprendre à un château. On est loin de la cabane avec 3 bouts de bois et 2 planches… Et vous, quelle est votre préférée? Whistler, Canada. Huts demonstrate regional building techniques at the Finnish Pavilion. Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: architect Anssi Lassila has installed two huts outside the Finnish Pavilion at the Venice biennale – the first was built from spruce by a Finnish carpenter while the second was put together from bamboo by a team in China.

Huts demonstrate regional building techniques at the Finnish Pavilion

Entitled The Resilience of Architecture, the exhibition explores the relationship between materials and architectural form. It was curated by Juulia Kauste, director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and Ole Bouman, creative director of the fifth Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. Kauste and Bouman challenged architect Anssi Lassila to develop a design for a primitive hut that would be realised using traditional Finnish materials and building techniques.

The design was then adapted to suit regional construction in China. Dartmoor Treehouse by Jerry Tate Architects. A weaver bird's nest was the inspiration for this wooden treehouse in Devon by London-based Jerry Tate Architects.

Dartmoor Treehouse by Jerry Tate Architects

The architects worked with students to design and build the temporary structure on a farm as part of this year's Dartmoor Arts Project. Making use of the oak tree's position on a steep hill, a walkway was built to slope gently up to the treehouse. At the end of the walkway is a small pod with circular seating. Jerry Tate said: "The form was inspired by a weaver bird’s nest, which looks dramatic but is safe and secure. " The timber was milled on site from locally felled spruce, larch and western red cedar. We've featured lots of treehouses on Dezeen, including a pod that hangs between trees in Dorset, UK. Photographs are by Michael Smallcombe. Here's more information from the architects: Jerry Tate Architects worked alongside students at this summer’s Dartmoor Arts Week to design and construct a striking temporary treehouse. Free Tree Houses book competition. Competition: Dezeen and publisher Taschen have teamed up to give away three copies of a book containing 50 remarkable treehouses.

Free Tree Houses book competition

Congratulations to the winners! Katalin Enyedi from Hungary, Stefka Zambarova from Bulgaria and Adam Richards from Norway all won a copy of Tree Houses. Above: image of a treehouse in the southwest of Irian Jaya, Indonesia by Harald Melcher/Rubinland. The Cocoon by AA Design & Make. Students from London's Architectural Association have suspended a giant wooden cocoon between the trees of Hooke Park in Dorset, England (+ slideshow).

The Cocoon by AA Design & Make

The wooden structure, designed and built by four students on the AA Design & Make programme, was envisioned as a quiet woodland retreat where an inhabitant can sit and watch the sun set beneath the surrounding tree canopy. "The Cocoon represents a journey through the forest, inviting and challenging the visitor to anticipate, imagine, explore and discover the natural beauty of the forest from a completely different perspective," says the design team. Using four untreated sheets of plywood and one locally milled cedar tree, the students constructed a temporary frame and then used a bandaging technique to build up a facade of thin and flexible layers inside it.

Once the structure was stiff enough, it was suspended around three trees so that it appears to weave between them. Photographs are by Hugo G. Awesome Tree Bed. Hush felt pod by Freyja Sewell. Clerkenwell Design Week 2013: British designer Freyja Sewell's felt cocoons have gone into production and were on show in a Victorian former prison in London this week (+ movie).

Hush felt pod by Freyja Sewell

Hush by Freyja Sewell is a felt pod constructed entirely from biodegradable materials, which users can crawl into to work or rest in private. "By creating an enclosed space, Hush provides a personal retreat, a luxurious escape into a dark, hushed, natural space in the midst of a busy hotel, airport, office or library," explains Sewell. The outer shell of the pod is made from a single piece of industrial wool felt, while the internal padding is made from recycled wool fibres discarded by carpet manufacturers.

Hush is manufactured by Ness Furniture in Durham and was presented by Sewell at the House of Detention as part of Clerkenwell Design Week. Un champignon atomique dans votre salle de jeu. En général la vision de ce genre de nuage – ou de champignon – est peu rassurante.

Un champignon atomique dans votre salle de jeu

Pour Dietrich Wegner, raison de plus pour en faire une maisonnette de jeu pour enfants. Une forme d’ironie donc sur une vision de terreur qui, (dé)tournée en dérision, ne ferait même pas peur à un enfant. Quoi qu’il en soit, atomique ou pas, on peut aisément imaginer que ce gros champignons va faire le bonheur des enfants. [Via dietrichwegner]