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Fantasy Forest Tree House

Fantasy Forest Tree House
8:57pm | Aug 21st, 2010 If this looks large to you, imagine how big it would seem to someone half your size or smaller. Like some childrens picture-book come to life, this ‘Enchanted Forest‘ wooden tree house may look a bit kitsch to us as adults from a design perspective – but for kids it is one very cool combination of fairy tale magic and real-life adventure. Held up by a combination of wooden beams and actual tree trunks, a spiral staircase connects this series of interdependent levels to effectively create a single (narrative) structure out of a number of semi-autonomous rooms and floors along the way. -Via Dornob stumble Tumblr

Lofted Forest Home: Organic Curves & Natural Materials Good things come to those who wait – particularly in a work of uniquely detailed and highly curved architecture. Nearly a decade in the making, this structure by Robert Harvey Oshatz is much like a tree house – lofted toward the top of the canopy around it – only bigger, grander, more complex and curved than most any tree house in the world. The perimeter of the structure is pushed out into the forest around it, curving in and out to create views as well as a sense of intimacy with the coniferous and deciduous tree cover. The wood and metal detailing is incredible in its variety and customization – each piece designed to fit a particular form and function. The curved, organic mix of materials continues to the interior of this elevated forest home – a conceptual play on the fluidity and complexity of music (the source of inspiration for the architect and client in the design).

cambodia_ta-prohm-temple.jpg (1024×768) Nu in vtwonen vtwonen » Magazine » Nu in vtwonen Deze maand: vtwonen 289 lente-ideeën Geef je huis nú die frisse voorjaarslook met kleur, dessins en heel veel wit + 58 pagina’s binnenkijken! Open publication - Free publishing -Wil je voortaan vtwonen elke maand automatisch thuis ontvangen? -Koop de nieuwste vtwonen los Copyright 2014 Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V.vtwonen - onderdeel Sanoma Media Netherlands groep Tree House by Safdie Rabines Architects Since the mid-1990s, recreational tree houses have enjoyed a rise in popularity. They are built among the branches, around or next to the trunk of one or more mature trees, and are raised above the ground. Tree houses can be used for recreation, work space, habitation or as temporary retreats. Wood is commonly used for structural parts and cladding due to its strength, light weight and low cost. via safdierabines.com

20 Tree House Pictures: Play-Club Plans to Big-Kid Houses « Dornob Treehouses are more popular than ever, as play spaces for children but also as luxury hotel (and even house) designs for adults. Some of the most fantastic plans and ideas can be traced to specialist designers and builders – and pictures of their work can provide some of the best inspiration (as well as an informal visual guide) for do-it-yourself recreational, residential and commercial tree buildings. Blue Forest is one such company, but far from the only one. Their specialty seems to lie somewhere between playful little fantasy structures and big educational spaces for children engaged in wildlife observation, forest ecology and related nature-oriented pursuits. The trick is to find a balance between safe and fun – railings are a must, as are sturdy supports, but whimsy and asymmetry help make these places feel more organic and engaging for younger visitors in particular. Some are like mansions, fortresses or castles – just set up on stilts instead of sitting on the ground.

La maison autonome - ACEVE - Association pour la Cohérence Environnementale en ViennE Soleil et vent Aucune connexion au réseau EDF ! Dès le démarrage du chantier, un panneau mobile de capteurs photovoltaïques satisfait les besoins des entreprises et les besoins de propriétaire-bricoleur, le couple campant sur place. Il fait appel à des professionnels pour les fondations, l’ossature bois, la charpente, la couverture et une partie de l’installation de chauffage. Tout le reste a été fait avec sa femme, en deux mois ! Ce panneau mobile est toujours en place. La maison est équipée de tout l’équipement électroménager et tout l’outillage d’un atelier et d’un jardin que l’on trouve dans une maison classique.Toutes les lampes de la maison sont à basse consommation, dans le jardin, ce sont des lampes solaires. Plancher chauffant Pour se chauffer, un chauffage au sol solaire et un appoint au bois par insert (1 corde de bois par an) qui est allumé en complément dès que l’eau des cuves descend en dessous de 20°. L’eau, la vie La maison Le matériel et le coût Un potager bio

good reads: vtwonen Posted by victoria //// 10 Comments the issue of vtwonen is out, and it’s got a magalogue. that’s something fairly new, but this one from dutch magazine vtwonen is online (and also an app), and to shop you simply click on the little hearts in the images. mind you, the whole thing is in dutch, but i still found the images most inspiring. The vtwonen house collection is all there — New furniture and accessories, great basics with a twist and two living styles: soft and industrial — all together in the magalogue and in this new issue of vtwonen.

Treehouse Living: Finca Bellavista, Costa Rica Treehouse Living: Finca Bellavista, Costa Rica Not far off the Pacific coast in the Costa Rican jungle, a community has taken to the trees to craft a new, sustainable life off the grid and away from urbanity. Finca Bellavista is a community of long-term residents and travel guests housed in a network of tree houses built right into the rain forest canopy. Founders Matthew and Erica Hogan created Finca Bellavista not as their own private escape, but as an evolving community that is continuing to attract traveling guests and established residents alike. That’s not to say that modern touches aren’t available at Finca Bellavista. The nature around Finca Bellavista is the central focus of community life. Contact Finca Bellavista for more information about visiting and even investing in your own plot. Finca Bellavista Video Finca Bellavista Gallery

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