In “Primitive Futures“- a book by Sou Fujimoto, it is debated how primitive living conditions can create futures. This brings up the idea of the nest. Does this mean that tree houses could be the future of architecture? The separation between Nature and Building spaces is not rigid and exact, but becomes a gradient. The disintegration of the wall into a transitional space returns to a primordial, intuitive moment in the process of design. Architecture needs to adapt itself to nature.
However, behind this concept, there is an amazing constructive process. Complex structural patterns of design need to be developed and there is not much information available. This is why designing a tree house, building it, and inhabiting it is such a challenge.
Here you have some outstanding examples. What do you think? Would you like living in one of these?
Project: Whimsical Wooden Tree House
Location: Portland (USA)
Architect: Robert Harvey Oshatz
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