Gallery: Japanese Treetop Tea House is “Built Too High”


The Japanese certainly have a penchant for out-of-this-world tree-top architecture, and this incredible Takasugi-an tea house is no exception. Designed by architect Terunobu Fujimori, the tree-bound tea house stands precariously perched upon the trunks of two timbers erected on a plot of family land in Chino, Nagano Prefecture.

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  1. Jana_Seeliger July 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I like this. Any idea why they brought parts of trees for stilts from offsite, instead of using trees where it is now located? Also, are the walls cob?

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  4. Modular Buildings June 15, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I must admit truly amazing!

    It looks very unsafe though!

  5. bem629 March 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    What a beautiful birdhouse! I was in Japan last summer and was continually amazed by the delicate, small pieces that were part of everyday life. Thanks for sharing this!


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