results for "treehouse"

About 30 results

Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, a London-based firm known for progressive landscape designs including the elevated walkway at Kew Gardens, the center will incorporate solar power and will use

Read More >

6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

TORNADO TREEHOUSE ROOTED TREEHOUSE FINCA BELLAVISTA TREE HOTEL UNDER HEAVEN ILLUMINATED GEODESIC DOME TORNADO TREEHOUSE Roderick Romero proved that treehouses are not only for

Read More >

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards!

AND THE READERS HAVE SPOKEN! For the last two weeks, Inhabitat readers have been weighing in and voting on their favorite green stories of 2011. From a high tech beehive designed for city dwellers to a

Read More >

This Low-Impact Cabin is Accessed Through a Hidden Retractable Staircase!

This Low-Impact Cabin is Accessed Through a Hidden Retractable Staircase!

Perched on four concrete columns, the cabin is accessed by a motorized staircase that can be lifted like a drawbridge, providing security when the owners are away. The small footprint of the house on the

Read More >

Paul Morgan Architects’ Tree Trunk House Springs Up in Australia

Paul Morgan Architects’ Tree Trunk House Springs Up in Australia

Using local, sustainable wood found in the forest, the cabin is clad with the material inside and out. The exterior is surrounded with rustic branches that are naturally shaped into triangle supports

Read More >

Winter Garden Lets Winnipeggers Skate Through An Artificial Tree Grove on a Frozen River

Winter Garden Lets Winnipeggers Skate Through An Artificial Tree Grove on a Frozen River

The installation would take place on Winnipeg’s frozen Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail, which runs through the snowy city. Sixteen trees would be placed in a four by four grid pattern, creating a

Read More >

Gorgeous Green Christmas Tree is Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

Gorgeous Green Christmas Tree is Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

The small city of Kaunas, Lithuania has been treated to a gorgeous green Xmas tree made from 40,000 recycled plastic bottles for Christmas this year. The city commissioned artist Jolanta Šmidtienė to

Read More >

Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany’s Streets

Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany’s Streets

Mitchell Joachim and his team at Terraform 1 are provocateurs of the built environment that excel at dreaming up new ways of building and getting around. Their recycled Creatureama installation explores

Read More >

Liyuan Library’s Wood Facade Filters the Sun While Harmonizing With the Surrounding Landscape

Liyuan Library’s Wood Facade Filters the Sun While Harmonizing With the Surrounding Landscape

The library, which is located in the tiny village of Huairou, gives the local villagers a serene reading space as well as access to reading materials. Li Xiaodong wanted to create a place conducive to

Read More >

Innovative Front to Back Infill House Creates Two Separate Homes On a Small Lot

Innovative Front to Back Infill House Creates Two Separate Homes On a Small Lot

The residents of the infill homes split the 25 ft by 80 ft land cost, keeping their tight budget  low and construction affordable. The rear unit is extremely private, facing and interacting with the back

Read More >

The Green Cathedral Is an Interpretation of Notre Dame in Trees

The Green Cathedral Is an Interpretation of Notre Dame in Trees

John Muir once called a redwood grove his cathedral. Similar in vein, De Groene Kathedraal (translated as the Green Cathedral) is an organic copy of the famed Notre Dame, and is very much in

Read More >

‘Church Forest’ Documentary Reveals the Unseen World of Tree Canopies in Ethiopia

‘Church Forest’ Documentary Reveals the Unseen World of Tree Canopies in Ethiopia

'Church Forest' is a new documentary project featuring the work of legendary scientist Meg Lowman, and the unseen world of tree canopies set within the endangered treetops of Ethiopia. To date, 95% of

Read More >

Gorgeous South African Home Sits Amid the Treetops

Gorgeous South African Home Sits Amid the Treetops

Located in a lush area next to a valley and stream, the house offers 2,475 square feet of living space. Echoing the trees surrounding the property, Van Der Merwe Miszewski created five tree-like

Read More >

Minimumhouse: Energy Efficient Vacation Home Blends Into the Forest

Minimumhouse: Energy Efficient Vacation Home Blends Into the Forest

The Minimum house is clad with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. A thick timber roof and back side make the glassed-in portion appear to be outside. The fully glazed windows reduce solar gain

Read More >

Beautiful Glass Front Beach House Harmonizes With Indigenous Pohutukawa Trees

Beautiful Glass Front Beach House Harmonizes With Indigenous Pohutukawa Trees

The pre-existing Pohutukawa trees on the clients’ property posed a challenge for Herbst, but ended up becoming the inspiration for the design. Not wanting to clear the area or remove any trees, the

Read More >

Green-Roofed Czech Tea House is Naturally Lit by a Gilded Oculus

Green-Roofed Czech Tea House is Naturally Lit by a Gilded Oculus

The tea house is constructed of natural and sustainable materials and designed to integrate into the surrounding landscape. The building consists of a sheltered patio area and an inner chamber made from

Read More >

Space Pod Hotel Gives Galactic Tourists an Out of This World View

Space Pod Hotel Gives Galactic Tourists an Out of This World View

CSS will orbit the Earth from 217 miles away, where it will serve as a space station for scientific missions, as well as commercial use. Seven guests can luxuriate in one of the four hotel cabins on a

Read More >

Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah is certainly breathtaking, but it also has the right kind of attitude when it comes to respecting nature. While some parks are constructed by chopping trees down to make room for open space

Read More >

Budi Pradono’s Naturally Cooled R-House Brings Nature Indoors

Budi Pradono’s Naturally Cooled R-House Brings Nature Indoors

From the street the home looks almost typical for the neighborhood; it's graced with a large terrace that connects with the street and a gate that has been turned into a green wall. The true scale of the

Read More >

Uniquely Angular Sandal Magna School is One of The Most Carbon Efficient in UK

Uniquely Angular Sandal Magna School is One of The Most Carbon Efficient in UK

When the original Victorian school on the site fell into disrepair, the red bricks were disassembled. Wigglesworth then re-used the original bricks to build elements for the new Sandal Magna. The school

Read More >

SF Artist Jay Nelson Hacks Vehicles Into Incredible Faceted Mobile Homes

SF Artist Jay Nelson Hacks Vehicles Into Incredible Faceted Mobile Homes

Nelson, who is originally from Southern California, studied painting and drawing at both Bard and CCA. His work draws upon his love of surfing, the beach and experiences he had as a child helping his

Read More >

3,000 Brick Castle Made Entirely From Human Hair!

3,000 Brick Castle Made Entirely From Human Hair!

Lately we've seen designers utilize human hair in an incredible range of applications - from sunglasses for the masses to dresses for Lady Gaga, product packaging, and woven mats that keep weeds from

Read More >

Pulau Joyo Is a Dreamy Driftwood Retreat in Indonesia

Pulau Joyo Is a Dreamy Driftwood Retreat in Indonesia

Made of driftwood harvested from the sea, the Java Joglos and treehouses are completely sensitive to both their cultural and ecological context. All of the palaces are outfitted with King sized beds, en

Read More >

Parasitic Vertical Upside-Down Casino Latches onto the Hoover Dam

Parasitic Vertical Upside-Down Casino Latches onto the Hoover Dam

The conceptual tower would provide a casino, a hotel, a boxing ring and a concert hall with all the same amenities and luxuries as a casino on the Las Vegas strip. Located between the dam and the bypass

Read More >

Feral Houses: Matali Crasset Completes the First of Four Forest Retreats in France

Feral Houses: Matali Crasset Completes the First of Four Forest Retreats in France

Crasset’s Maison Sylvestres enable guests to become one with the lush forest that surrounds them. The first of the four cabins will open this week, quaintly called The Birdhouse (Le Nichoir). Situated

Read More >

Luminous LED Wallpaper Lends a Low-Energy Glow to Any Room

Luminous LED Wallpaper Lends a Low-Energy Glow to Any Room

Philips just teamed up Kvadrat Soft Cells to unveil a brilliant new breed of luminous wallpaper that could forever change the field of mood lighting. The beautiful textile combines sound-absorbing

Read More >

Joysxee is a Real Eco-Paradise Island That Floats Atop Garbage!

Joysxee is a Real Eco-Paradise Island That Floats Atop Garbage!

Sowa began constructing his first island in 1998 not far from Cancun. Collecting empty plastic bottles, plywood and bamboo he’d found on the beach, he built up the island to include a two story house

Read More >

St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

With all there is to choose from in the museum, we're not quite sure where to start. To give you some background, the attractions aren't just made from recycled objects, the building itself is also

Read More >

Dan Phillips Builds Enchanting and Affordable Houses from Recycled Materials

Dan Phillips Builds Enchanting and Affordable Houses from Recycled Materials

When Dan Phillips was a child, he saw his parents suffer through the Great Depression years and he quickly learned to value what he had. When he was 14 years old he built a bicycle completely out of scrap

Read More >

Prefabulous Tree Top Cabin Goes Out on a Limb at Sweden’s Tree Hotel

Prefabulous Tree Top Cabin Goes Out on a Limb at Sweden’s Tree Hotel

Access to the Cabin is gained via a footbridge leading to a spacious deck on top of the actual living quarters. The site for the room was chosen specifically for its high ground and steep slope to

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home