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The Treehotel in Sweden Treehotel, is a gorgeous collection of five uniquely designed treerooms, located in Harads, Sweden … The Mirrorcube The Bird’s Nest The Cabin The Blue Cone The Tree Sauna Treehotel Treelife We are excited to announce that our first offline event, TreeLife by TCH, will be unveiled in a major city in 2013. This event will showcase innovative and creative sustainable architecture, and illustrate that green can co-exist with urban city life. The world's first major public exhibition of 'green design' treehouses, TreeLife will bring the biggest names in international architecture, design and art into the one public place for the first time, showcasing cutting edge green and sustainable design. Life in the trees Treehouses have become creative eco-statements in the design world. Global program of events: To celebrate the incredible temporary environment created by TreeLife, the exhibition will host a program of events that will vary from city to city. Art-life: Green-themed, organic art installations placed around treehouses including topiary. Silent Cinema: Public, open-air "silent" movie screenings using wireless, sound-proof headphones. Rollerdisco: A 70s "rollerskate" rink.

New Tree Cabin Features Rooftop Deck & Top-Down Entry Not to be outdone by the Mirror Cube or Bird’s Nest, this latest lofted tree hotel room in Sweden seems to shoot through its forest surroundings – a suspended steel bullet in the sky. Unlike its cousins, the means of support are attached at the top, with the cabin hanging from tree-connected steel beams. Likewise, an upper bridge leads to an entryway on the same level as the roof deck, with occupied spaces sitting below. Inside, the living room faces a fantastic view down the steep slope and up the next rise, while the bedroom behind likewise looks out on the forest surroundings but without being visible from the ground below. With little space there is insight is naturally given over toe must-have functions and a modest community space – the roof-topping terrace provides supplemental square footage for outdoor dining and stargazing on a nice night.

Architecture Math professor Dr. James Stewart, who is also a former violinist with the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra near Toronto, Ontario, has made millions writing calculus textbooks. When he decided to spend most of his fortune on a residence, he could have used any architect anywhere in the world. Instead of an international star, he selected the then-relatively unknown pair, Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe of Shim Sutcliffe to create his residence in a ravine in the posh Toronto neighborhood of Rosedale. Stewart was not looking to build just a residence, though. A decade after the initial discussions with Shim and Sutcliffe, the $24 million US, 18,000-square-foot Integral House was completed. The house exudes a patina, a classic semi-Scandinavian simplicity that makes it seem older, more established and mature than a brash, brand-new house. The house has already been on the Architectural Digest annual Toronto tour and it has become a part of the city’s must-see architecture.

10 Amazing Tree Houses: Plans, Pictures, Designs & Building Ideas 10 Amazing Tree Houses: Plans, Pictures, Designs, Ideas & Kits Article by Urbanist, filed under Houses & Residential in the Architecture category. As a young child (or perhaps even an adult) who hasn’t dreamed of living tree houses? Some structures are built on trees or hung from trees, but some unusual tree house building designs are even grown from trees or built right into a tree. Some people live in trees as a luxury, some to help save the environment and others out of tradition or necessity. Baumraum treehouses blends classic notions of a simple wood structure in a tree with modernist angles, clean lines and other design elements. The mobile, durable and somehow fanciful Free Spirit Spheres can be hung from anything from trees to buildings and rock faces. The 4Treehouse by Lukasz Kos floats like a “Japanese lantern on stilts” and is situated to accommodate four existing trees on the site. What if instead of building a tree house, you could grow it yourself?

Baumraum Treehouses Some of us think that our far off ancestors lived in the trees — and during our childhood, when our thoughts and memories are most pure, we yearn to climb trees growing in our gardens, in our parks, in our cities. As we get older, the urge to climb trees subsides as we ride elevators up to our offices in the sky and look out across the cities where we live. Yet occasionally, as we’re sealed up tight in our artificially climatic spaces, we long for a breath of fresh air. At a German company called baumraum an architect, a landscape architect, an arbologist, and a craftsman design modern, natural and solidly constructed treehouses. baumraum offers a range of wood-types as well as options for insulated walls. Sound like something you’ve been wanting?

A dream treehouse · Sheepy Me I've always wanted a treehouse when I was a child but living in a city made it a little difficult. Instead, we would built forts, tents or just crawl under the bed to play. It's weird right now but back then we really loved having those hideouts where nobody could find us. We could stay there for as long as we wanted. Telling horror stories and feeling like these were the safest places to be. But what happens if you're an adult and still dream of a treehouse? I did a little web research for treehouses all over the world and oh my what I found. Safe Arbor in Switzerland. Trillium. The enchanted forest. A modern, pitched roof treehouse. A treehouse morning. A dream treehouse. Those are just a few of many treehouses.

Country House / DVA ARHITEKTA Architects: DVA ARHITEKTA Location: Bijaca, Bosnia and Herzegovina Design Team: Tomislav Ćurković / Zoran Zidarić Collaborator: Cvjetka Peronja, m.arch Project Manager: Haris Mahić Project year: 2007 Completion year: 2011 Site Area: 35,000 sqm Total floor area: 950 sqm Photographs: Robert Leš The approach of the proposal was to develop a residential complex in strong connection to the context. Located in a remote, poorly inhabitated part of West Herzegovina canton, the site stretches over 35 000 square meters of wild landscape, bounded by strong stone walls. The ambient relies on tradition, where places like this provided social contact and events. All three units, six buildings alltogether, are carefully placed to gain views according to client’s wishes. Further along, the terrain climbs steeply towards the highest point where main unit is found. The main unit contains the house for the owner, guest house and summer house with vine cellar and place for barbecueing.

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