- Richly illustrated with lavish full-color photographs of creative tree houses, all with innovative and stunning design features- Includes engaging descriptions for each project, complete with insight from the architect and/or designer- A thoroughly enjoyable journey through the world of modern tree house design from around the globe- For anyone who had a tree house, or who wanted one, this is a both a nostalgic trip and a very real journey toward finding new possibilities available to make treetop living a reality- Locations featured include: Sweden, United States, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, France, South Africa, Costa Rica, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, China, New ZealandTree houses have come a long way since our collective childhoods. The very definition of a tree house has broadened to now include anything from a boutique hotel room where star gazing is a must to exceptional viewing platforms and, of course, not forgetting a treehouse for kids such as exists only in their dreams. This carefully compiled list provides an overview of striking tree houses across the globe, with designs that are truly unique, inspiring, and beautiful. Leafing through this inspiring collection, the reader will wonder in amazement at the exquisite and whimsical yet sophisticated constructions dreamed up by modern architects and designers. This beautiful edition is lavishly illustrated with evocative full-colour images of ingenuis arboreal architecture, with a focus on the forested surroundings, verdant treetop canopies, and rural experiences. This book will not only appeal to your inner child, but provide a welcome respite from the stresses of modern living by offering a pleasurable visit to the green world of tree houses.
Introduction by Peter Eising, managing director at the award-winning firm Architects Pacific Environments, based in Auckland, New Zealand. Pete's experience reflects a strong focus on residential/lifestyle work, covering a wide range of project types that also include resorts and lodges, master planning, urban design, retail, low-cost and affordable housing, and civic developments.