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Baumraum Breaks Ground on Its Awesome Schrems Treehouse Resort in Lower Austria

Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 28, 2011 @ 11:15 am In Architecture,Eco Tourism,Treehouses | No Comments



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The best way to enjoy a site that still reflects nature’s instinctive proclivity for abundance is to stay in low-impact buildings that exist in total harmony with their surroundings. That’s a Baumraum credo for sure, if their numerous treehouses [7] and other nature-friendly projects are anything to go by. Indeed, every inch of the Schrems resort has been modeled after naturally-occurring phenomenon on site. The angular cliff houses near the quarry are modeled after the rocks, the reception area and restaurant is huddled between Birch and Pine trees and overlooks the lake, and the tree houses are situated in the most heavily wooded section of the plot.

But Baumraum [3] has even kept the quarry and attendant structures as an integral part of this area’s development. As such, a 15 meter tall tower that has 3 accessible storeys will be constructed near an existing crane pedestal [8], and 2 additional residential units will be built beside a natural stone wall. With so many tourist attractions nearby, this is an ideal spot for such an earth-friendly development. In fact, we’d love to be the first to snuggle up in either one of the tree houses or a cliff house when this project is complete.

+ Baumraum [3]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/baumraum-breaks-ground-on-its-awesome-schrems-treehouse-resort-in-lower-austria/schrems_d2/?extend=1

[3] they recently broke ground on the Schrems Treehouse Resort in Austria: http://www.baumraum.de/index.php?pid=&articleID=851

[4] Naturpark Schrems Nature Reserve: http://www.schrems.at/system/web/zusatzseite.aspx?detailonr=218132760

[5] tree houses: http://inhabitat.com/6-high-flying-treehouses-for-the-true-escapist/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/12/Schrems_d2.jpg

[7] if their numerous treehouses: http://inhabitat.com/baumraum-treehouses/

[8] crane pedestal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_(machine)

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