As children, most of us have dreamed of having a house high on a tree – a secret place to play, dream, and be away from our annoying parents. Some of us still dream about it. There are people in the world who even live in such magical places and call them home. Tree houses are not just for kids. For those who want to realize and explore their childhood dream and look for a unique way to recharge and relax, architects and designers now offer amazing places to visit and live. Wooden tree houses are no longer what they used to be. Now many of them include several floors and multiple glass and mirror elements. The idea of a house floating above the ground is an endless source of magic and fantasy. Let’s look at some of the most creative designs and dream!
Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful and amazing concepts is the design of the Milanese studio Peter Pichler Architecture. The project is called Tree Houses and is a cabin-like small prismatic buildings with stunning views of the Italian Dolomites. Nestled in the embrace of evergreen trees, which are also part of the inspiration for the design, the houses merge with the landscape and create a sense of maximum connection with nature.
The Treehouse is located in a small forest at the foot of Mount Wuling in Miyun, Beijing. Here you feel as if you are in a fairy tale. This house is only 8 square meters and is a project of Wee Studio. The Treehouse is a space where you can communicate with the mountains, the trees and the sky and the design shows the subtle relationship between nature and man.
The Bert project is really fantastic. The concept was created by Chris Precht and his wife and aims to recreate the forest itself. Bert is based on the idea of a more diverse and environmentally friendly architecture and the connection to nature and makes visitors see the world through the eyes of the children.
Almost invisible and ideal for hiding, Mirror House is part of the Tree Hotel project in northern Sweden. The house is an exciting hiding place among the trees with mirror walls that reflect the surrounding environment. Dimensions are 4x4x4 meters. The base consists of an aluminum frame around the trunks of the trees and the interior is made of plywood. The six windows offer stunning panoramic views. A 12-meter-long bridge takes you on a breathtaking walk through a phenomenal scenery.
Designed by architect Lukasz Kos, the 4treehouse rises among the pine trees of Lake Muskoka in Canada. Designed as a Japanese lantern floating high in the air, 4treehouse is a beautiful house built around the base of four trees. The wind, the daylight, the darkness and the moonlight pass through the openings and bring inspiration and nostalgia to childhood.
The architects of Nendo have created a tree house for people, which doubles as a nest for breeding birds. This Bird Apartment is installed in the city of Comoro, Japan with the mission of promoting access to nature. The design allows visitors to look closely at each of the 78 tiny bird houses. Small openings serve as a home for birds and the concept is based on the idea that birds’ homes are as important as those inhabited by humans.