The 4TreeHouse was designed by Lukasz Kos a masters student at the University of Toronto’s School of Architecture & Design. Posing as a Japanese lantern on stilts, Kos’ creation floats within the fir trees on Lake Muskoka, Ontario, an elegant slatted structure that scales the trees and lets light radiate down it’s core.
This amazing treehouse above was designed by Takashi Kobayashi, one of japan’s leading tree house creators. This house was designed after an advertising agency in Tokyo, hired him to design a tree house for a Nescafé commercial now running on Japanese television. Mr. Kobayashi built an oval bird’s nest of a house, 12 feet high and 9 feet in diameter, reached by a circular staircase, and the final price for this tree house was about $38,000. The house is located on a field there owned by the town of Kamishihoro, where it remains an enticing, if off-limits, gift from Nestlé, the makers of Nescafé, to the people of Hokkaido
German cooperative Baumraum knows how to keep imagination alive in their homes. They create treetop dwellings which integrate beautifully into their forested surroundings, and preserve the integrity of the trees that support them. With the breezy playfulness of a hammock and the trusted stability of an old oak tree, Baumraum won’t make you grow up to enjoy a sophisticated house. Now you can have your very own tree house with a cool design thanks to Baumraum an architects studio from Germany.
Dustin Feider had a different vision: one that would be good for the tree, the environment and the deep human need to reconnect with nature and our primordial roots. Through his company, O2 Treehouse, Feider is out to revolutionize not merely tree houses but the entire concept of habitat. All the materials used for the tree house are entirely recycled – and while the original O2 Sustainability Tree house is 13 feet wide, interiors and sizes can be customized according to customer specifications.
When the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland laid out plans to create the largest public gardens in all of Europe, they commissioned the Tree House Co. to create a gigantic tree house that would house a 120-seat restaurant, a retail shop, two classrooms, and tow private dining rooms. Opened in January, 2005, the Tree house at Alnwick Gardens is a labyrinth of turrets, treetop walkways, and cavernous spaces. At 6,000 square feet, it’s one of the largest wooden tree houses in the world.