Archive for September, 2011

Green Tree House

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Green Tree House

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.

Green Tree House

Green Tree House

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)

Embedded House in Austria

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Embedded House in Austria

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.

Embedded House in Austria

Read more at ArchDaily

Treehotel, the all treehouse hotel in Sweden

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Treehotel Treehouse: Mirrorcube

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!

Treehotel Treehouse: The Cabin

Treehotel Treehouse:  The Birds Nest

Treehotel Treehouse:  The Blue Cone

Treehotel Treehouse:  UFO

Treehotel Treehouse:   A Room with a View

Book your stay at Treehotel, then tell us all about it!

Backyard Japanese Tea House

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Backyard Japanese Tea House

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?

Backyard Japanese Tea House

Backyard Japanese Tea House

Read more at My Modern Met (via Freshome)

The Elrod House in Palm Springs

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The Elrod House in Palm Springs

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.

The Elrod House in Palm Springs

The Elrod House in Palm Springs

Read more at 1 Kind Design

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