To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Cancun’s development into a worldwide tourist destination, designer Richard Moreta Castillo has envisioned the Grand Cancun eco-complex – a multi-functional offshore eco-platform with luxury resort facilities – expected to be completed in 2020.
Designed by Luciano Pia, this incredible treehouse located in “a small forest” of Turin, Italy. With an attempt to evade Turin’s homogeneous urban scene and integrate life into the facade of the residential building, this building looks like a steel infrastructure covering the facade in massive pops of green foliage.
What is it about tree houses that we love so much? Their playfulness? Escapism they offer? Or the platforms they provide into nature? When I was a kid, the most exciting thing I can imganine is to live at a treehouse in forest. However, treehouse isn’t only associated with one’s childhood. In these days, more and more adults are seeking the peace and playfulness a treehouse can provide. Hence, we can find more and more interesting and amazing treehouse built around the world. Take a look at the 11 amazing treehouses we collected around the world and let us know which one is your favorite.
“White Tree” is an imaginative structure crafted by Sou Fujimoto Architects, along with Nicolas Laisné Associés and OXO Architects. Influenced by both Japanese and Mediterranean styles, the 17-storey mixed-use tower will accommodate residential units, office space, an art gallery, restaurant and a panoramic bar. This 10,000 square meter structure grows organically out of the ground, with a natural form that looks like tree branches. The various “branches” or decks provide shade for adjacent properties, and the architects imagined it as a vertical garden. Each of the highrise’s residents will select a preferred floor plan from a list of possible layouts, encouraging ‘free choice architecture’ with a series of modular spaces. The tower devises passive strategies throughout its design in order to ensure a comfortable and livable environment that feeds off locally available resources.