The treehouse used to be a shelter for the kids, a place to play and hide from the real world, to create a new one a few meters above the ground. In Sweden, Treehotel recovers this concept and reinvent it; we could consider the forest as the building and treehouses as rooms. An example of this complex is The mirror cube or Treehouse in Harads, by Tham & Martin Videgård.
Treehouse in Harads‘ aim is to create the sensation of blending into the surrounding, and there is nothing more similar to anything than its own reflection. Therefore the skin of this 4x4x4 meters box located on the top of a trunk’s tree is mirrored glass that hide itself thanks to the very dynamic camouflage, with changing images of the sky and the forest throughout days and seasons.
Treehouse in Harads’ aim is to create the sensation of blending into the surrounding, and there is nothing more similar to anything than its own reflection
The distribution of the space includes a living room for two people, a double bed, a small bathroom and a roof terrace. To get into the cube we have to walk through a wooden rope bridge connected to the next tree, that crosses the nature. Then, the path is part of the experience and the concept of being part of the site.
La construcción también atañe a cómo es la relación del hombre con la naturaleza y cómo se utilizan materiales de alta tecnología cuando se exploran lugares remotos en climas duros. La estructura principal del cubo es de aluminio ligero colgada del tronco del árbol; esta se reviste en el interior mediante paneles de madera contrachapada. Se consigue una visión de 360º del paisaje gracias a las ventanas dispuestas en todos los cerramientos. La naturaleza envuelve el proyecto por fuera y por dentro.