The Tree House Hotel Of Sweden

by • January 18, 2011 • Architecture, Design, HotelsComments (0)5481

Near the northern Swedish village of Harads (close to the Arctic Circle) lies the Tree House Hotel, a project designed by Tham & Videgård Architects.  The shelter itself is nestled high up in the trees and is supported by a lightweight aluminum structure hung around a tree trunk with a 4x4x4m box clad in mirrored glass.  The facades reflect the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge.  The interior is all plywood, and the windows give a 360º view of the forest.  The construction alludes to how man relates to nature and how we use high-tech materials and products when exploring remote places in harsh climates (i.e. Goretex, Kevlar, composites, etc).  There is room for two people comfortably, with a double bed, small bathroom, living room, and a rooftop terrace, with access to the cabin via a rope bridge.  As a consideration for the birds in the area, the architects integrated a transparent UV color is laminated into the glass panes and are visible to the birds and invisible to the human eye.

Source: Arch Daily Photos: Åke E:son Lindman

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