The Tree Hotel, located in Harads, Sweden, was designed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter.
This quirky hotel provides its visitors with a unique experience: the room is pierced by the trunk of a tree in the middle of a forest and the outside walls are made of reflective glass, causing it to blend in with its surroundings.
Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter:
“A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the Arctic Circle. A shelter up in the trees; a lightweight aluminum structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4x4x4 meters box clad in mirrored glass. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view of the surroundings.
To prevent birds colliding with the reflective glass, a transparent ultraviolet colour is laminated into the glass panes which are visible for birds only.
The construction also alludes to how man relates to nature, how we use high tech materials and products when exploring remote places in harsh climates (Gore-tex, Kevlar, composite materials, light weight tents etc).
The functions included provide for a living for two people; a double bed, a small bath room, a living room and a roof terrace. Access to the cabin is by a rope bridge connected to the next tree.”
Photos by: Åke E:son Lindman
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