Gallery: Tree-Inspired Pole House Has a Minimal Footprint to Stop Defor...

 
Inspired by the mighty tree, Danish architect, Konrad Wójcik created an uplifting vision of a small, A-frame like cabin with a minimal footprint. Clear cutting and bulldozing has long been the standard to make way for a new housing development, but that comes at the cost of losing many trees. The Pole House, by contrast, is a tall, two person home mounted on a single pier foundation that allows it to fit snugly in a forest without making a huge impact. Outfitted with solar panels, Cradle To Cradle materials, a heat pump and other energy efficient strategies, the Pole House makes for an amazing forest retreat.

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  1. Logan Quinn July 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Put piezoelectric branches and leaves on the house to blend it more in with the forest and collect power from wind, rain & snow instead. Solar Panels in a forest is just goofy.

  2. Wordpress Sucks July 8, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Solar Panels in a forest is just plain silly. Put piezoelectric branches and leaves on the house to blend it more into the forest and collect power from wind and rain instead.

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