A Treehouse for Design Freaks


Ewoks eat your hearts out: Swedish architecture firm Tham & Videgard Hansson has designed a “tree hotel” that would comprise small dwellings lofted off the forest floor, suspended from the trunk of a tree.


Modern tree houses aren’t uncommon—here’s a list of 10 of them, including one idea to grow the house frame using manipulated tree roots. And tree hotels aren’t uncommon either: There’s one in Georgia and we’ve stayed at one in Turkey, nestled on the coast. But the work by TVH is far more minimal than most, and the mirrored surfaces reference a shrine of minimalism: Robert Morris’s mirrored boxes, which he originally installed outdoors to create an environment at once totally artificial and natural.

You can find more of TVH’s work here and here and here.

[Via Design Boom]