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Posted By Sarah Rich On February 21, 2006 @ 1:15 am In Architecture,Botanical,Landscape Architecture,Treehouses | 3 Comments
When designing a treehouse , it’s almost always a good idea to add a little childhood nostalgia  and rustic charm  to the mix, even if the end result has modern  leanings. We’ve talked about treehouses big , small , and uber-futuristic , and each has had its own special flavor; but no matter how you distinguish yours from the rest, once you put a house in a tree, you join the ranks of the make-believe revivalists.
German cooperative baumraum  knows how to keep imagination alive in their homes. Combining architecture, landscape design and “arboriculture,” they create treetop dwellings which integrate beautifully into their forested surroundings, and preserve the integrity of the trees that support them. With the breezy playfulness of a hammock and the trusted stability of an old oak tree, baumraum won’t make you grow up to enjoy a sophisticated house.
These are some of the most elegant treehouses we’ve ever seen. If the company took advantage of the extra breeze and sun exposure available in the treetops by integrating some renewable energy generation, and perhaps used sustainably-harvested wood, this might just be the perfect place to perch.
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/02/21/baumraum-treehouses/baumraumnight/
 treehouse: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_693.php
 childhood nostalgia: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_309.php
 rustic charm: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_650.php
 modern: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_501.php
 big: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_594.php
 small: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_122.php
 uber-futuristic: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_528.php
 baumraum: http://www.baumraum.de
 Dwell: http://www.dwellmag.com
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