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13 January 2011

Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter



Here are some photographs of the completed Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, a mirrored glass box suspended round the trunk of a tree in Harads, northern Sweden.
Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter
The 4x4x4 metre cube is accessed by rope bridge and reflects the surrounding forest and sky.
Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter
The plywood interior is designed to accommodate two people, containing a double bed, bathroom, living room and roof terrace.
Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter
The hotel was opened to the public in July 2010.
Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter
More about the Tree Hotel in our earlier story.
More about Tham & Videgård Arkitekter on Dezeen »
Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter
Photographs are by Åke E:son Lindman
The information that follows is from Tham & Videgård Arkitekter:

Tree hotel in Harads (2008-2010)
A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the polar circle.
 
A shelter up in the trees; a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4x4x4 meters box clad in mirrored glass.
Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter
The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge.
Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view of the surroundings.
Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
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).
Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The functions included provides for a living for two people; a double bed, a small bath room, a living room and a roof terrace.

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