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Geodesic Dome Treehouse Made by a 23 Year Old
Posted By Adele Chong On April 4, 2007 @ 9:45 am In Architecture,Treehouses | 16 Comments
As a nod to childhood treehouses and those good old days of youthful splendor, Dustin Feider  obsessed himself with developing the perfect eco-friendly version of the tree sanctuary. After much trial and error, the 23-year old freelance furniture designer came up with a unique and green take on the conventional kiddie sanctuary which he dubbed the O2 Sustainability Treehouse . Inspired by the construction of Buckminster Fuller’s  infamous geodesic dome, Feider discovered that by following Bucky’s  lead, he could use less material and construct a more stable structure than that of the ‘traditional’ treehouse – most importantly, without at all harming the tree.
Feider’s  makeshift abode truly stands out, particularly at night, when the translucent 1/16th inch triangulated polypropylene panels that make up the structure appear to glow from within. Half of the panels open up, allowing for ample air circulation as well as a gorgeous lightshow during sunset when the treehouse casts purple-ish shadows. All the materials used for the treehouse are entirely recycled – and while the original O2 Sustainability Treehouse  is 13 feet wide, interiors and sizes can be customized according to customer specifications.
We’ve mentioned the O2 Sustainability Treehouse  before, but recently spotted these gorgeous new photos and wanted to highlight them again.
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