Jill Fehrenbacher

TREE HABITATS

by , 10/02/05

Treehouses, tree top architecture, tree house, tree architecture, Lukasz Kos, Ontario Treehouse, Joel Sherman, Streel tree house
No longer just for Ewoks, treehouses have come a long way from the ramshackle plywood thingy your dad pieced together for you in the backyard. A number of architects are taking their inspiration from nature to create beautiful, comfortable, and contemporary dwellings in the trees.


Landliving has a great overview of some modern treehouses, from architecture student Lukasz Kos’s Ontario treehouse, to Joel Sherman’s award-winning elevated Steel Tree House in Lake Tahoe, CA, to Marcio Kogan’s tree-top canopy BR House in Brazil.

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5 Comments

  1. Michael September 1, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    it is not a treehouse.

  2. Inhabitat » Blog ... August 31, 2006 at 4:40 am

    [...] What is it about tree houses that we love so much? Their playfulness, the escapism they offer, and the platforms they provide into nature all come to mind. We have written about the 4Treehouse by Lukasz Kos before, but when we saw it again in this month’s Dwell, the gorgeous glowing image stopped us in our tracks. Posing as a Japanese lantern on stilts, Kos’ creation floats within the fir trees on Lake Muskoka, Ontario. [...]

  3. Raul December 20, 2005 at 11:16 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I build steel frame myself but you’ve taken it to a new level. Congratulations.

  4. Jaclynn October 12, 2005 at 6:09 am

    Hey, that’s my house…i wish! Hehehe! It’s beautiful…Never mind that it’s among trees and not on a tree. I like the idea that you can access the Master Bedroom so easily. Sure works for me; i can hit the bed before anything else!

  5. Neil October 4, 2005 at 6:26 pm

    The Tahoe house is NOT a treehouse it is just “in the trees”. I would have thought a true treehouse would use a tree or trees a part of the structural support. Obviously there are technical difficulties usng something that is growing but that is the whole point I would ahve thought.

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