Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Swedish Treehouse

Like most (relatively) normal children, I grew up planning to one day life in a treehouse (with a fridge full of Coke floats and all my He-Man figures). Twin that with the fact I am now a complete and utter sucker for eco retreats in remote locations and you'll understand why I'm totally blown away by The Mirrorcube Treehotel in Sweden. What I like best about this 'camoflagued retreat' is it is accessed by rope bridge. Amazing! ArchBlog bigs up co-architects Andreas Helgesson and Julia Gudiel. Read the official blurb below the piccies. The starting point is to create a shelter up in the trees: a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, 4x4x4 metre boxes clad in mirrored glass. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is constructed from plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view of the surroundings.
The tree hotel concept meets the increasing interest in wild life-/eco tourism where one may encounter and experience the pristine nature of Sweden. The cube provides living space for two people: a double bed, bath, a living room and roof terrace. Access to the cabin is by a rope bridge.
To prevent birds colliding with the tree hotel, a infrared film, visible for birds only, will be laminated into the glass panes.

Click here to book a room

Thx HanPicked for tip-off

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