Friday, November 12, 2010

Destination Design: Treehotel||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Remember when you were little and you wanted to live in your treehouse? Want that feeling of weightlessness and seclusion again, this time as an adult?

Take a Swedish adventure into the wilderness with this month’s Destination Design — the curious and odd vacation destination called Treehotel. Located in the small town of Harads, Sweden, Treehotel takes advantage of the natural surroundings and dense forests using them to serve as privacy for their sweet little getaway cabins nestles in the trees. Each small themed treehouse guestroom is suspended above the ground. Treehotel just opened this past July.

The inspiration for the hotel came from a documentary called Trädälskaren (The Tree Lover) by Jonas Selberg Augustsen, which tells the story of three city-dwelling men who decide to build a tree house together to explore their roots. Each architect-designed room is completely different only having in common the fact that it is suspended in the trees.

The Mirrorcube by Tham & Videgård Architects (Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård) is a lightweight aluminum cube covered in mirrored glass — you can see out 360 degrees. It has one double bed and you get there via a rope bridge.
The Bird’s Nest by Inredningsgruppen (Bertil Harström) was created to resemble a bird’s nest in which you are the eggs nesting inside! It has four beds (one double bed and two single child beds) and lots of privacy because of the branches on the exterior. You can access it from a retractable staircase.

The Blue Cone by SandellSandberg has two levels. On the first is a double bed and in the loft, there are two single beds. To get to the Blue Cone, there’s a bridge from the mountain behind it.

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