Archive for September, 2011
Monday, September 12th, 2011
Just by being a a house built in a tree, you’d think a tree house is somewhat green. This tree house, dubbed the “Rooted Tree House”, takes that idea even farther by build a large, beautiful tree house in an old oak tree, and they didn’t cut a single branch. It’s mostly supported by a few large branches, but also by several large beams that reach to the ground.
You could probably nitpick about whether or not the Rooted Tree House is a true tree house, but it doesn’t really matter. The home is build into, around, and through the tree, so it counts!
Read more at Urbanarbolismo (via Treehugger)
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
The Embedded House is a smallish (294 sq m) home in the hills of Villach, Austria. Designed by HOLODECK architects, as the name implies the home is embedded into the hillside, with outside terraces and decks helping to open the living spaces as well as bring in natural light. It’s a beautiful home.
Read more at ArchDaily
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
Unfortunately located far away (from me) in Sweden, the awesome Treehotel features six stunning and unique tree house designs. The four designs currently available for guests include the Mirrorcube (pictured above), and the Cabin, the Bird’s Nest, the Blue Cone, the UFO, and A Room With a View. I can’t decide which is my favorite. Mirrorcube is awesome and A Room with a View is awesome, but a night in the UFO would be a dream!
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Monday, September 5th, 2011
How could a backyard tea house be both cozy and imposing at the same time? When it is suspended from giant steel girders in a moderately sized suburban back yard. I love the look of the tea house itself, and the girders convey a sense of strength and stability that I love, but it’s all a bit too much for me. It’s overpowering! What do you think?
Read more at My Modern Met (via Freshome)
Friday, September 2nd, 2011
There aren’t many houses where I admire their use of rocks, but the Elrod House in Palm Springs is definitely one. Designed by Arthur Elrod in 1968, the famous Elrod House looks over the Palms Springs area from it’s perch in the Southridge area. It certainly has a funky 70s vibe to it, but it still maintains a natural feel with a post-modern edge. I’d love to see it up close.
Read more at 1 Kind Design