25 feb 2013

Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air

Today we talk about Tree Houses, buildings that stimulate our imagination, to live in symbiosis with trees. "The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is surely as old as humanity. Tree houses are chronicled in ancient civilizations and their lore crosses through the history of every part of the world where trees grow."

It is a couple of weeks ago that in Sagron Mis, near Dolomites, there will be the first Italian village of tree houses.
Among the deciduous and coniferous trees at the foot of Mount Piz Sagron will be built the village of tree houses, made using only natural and bio-compatible materials.
On 2 February, in the Hall of the Community of Primiero of Tonadico, there was the presentation of the project, the idea was born two years ago, when the council of the small town of Sagron Mis, located in the eastern part of Trentino Alto Adige, welcomes the proposal of the Study of architecture MQAA, to create a permanent laboratory of architecture 'rampant': "To develop new ideas and living spaces more environmentally friendly."
During 2013, some projects will result in a series of early prototypes to be achieved by the year in the municipal area, the meditative retreat to the shelter rampant.

Tree Houses Village, Sagron Mis, model of the final project
And, coincidentally, on this subject came out a couple of days ago a Taschen's new book Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air features stunning images of 50 of the world's most amazing tree house designs. Structures range from traditional A-frame homes in miniature, to bulbous, futuristic dwellings that cling to behemoth branches. There is a true wealth of images to be savored in the glossy photos captured of each arboreal abode in Taschen's 352 page book.

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Photo credit © Taschen, MQAA



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