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Trunk Show

Tree house design goes out on a limb

Text by M.P. Klier

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Photos by Åke E:son Lindman/Courtesy of Treehotel
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Mirrorcube, by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Harads, Sweden

The views of the Mirrorcube, also part of the Treehotel, are so spectacular that it might be hard to go inside to check out the scenery from the six windows of its birch-plywood interior—except when it hits -22°F, when you'll want to be warm and toasty. It has deservedly been nominated for numerous international architecture awards, most recently Italy's 2013 Barbara Cappochin Architecture Prize, whose jury praised it for being "a small project that brilliantly meditates on the relationship between artifice and nature, capable of being playful and poetic at the same time." The mirrored glass is laminated with a transparent ultraviolet film to prevent bird collisions.


 


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