Green Architecture: Living out our childhood fantasies
Green architecture used to be on the fringes, but in the recent decades it has gone mainstream, becoming both chic and indispensable.
Many of us spent hours of our childhood playing in a treehouse - but how often did were we allowed to sleep in them?
Well, now you can!
Treehotel in Sweden beautifully combines contemporary design within unspoiled nature. Each of the 12 rooms is a unique creation by Scandinavia?s leading architects, allowing one to have a genuine experience in nature whilst remaining environmental friendly.
What is somewhat a rarity, treerooms hardly make an impact on its surroundings. This was achieved by using construction techniques and materials that make as little environmental impact as humanly possible. When building, Treehotel does not chop down any trees or damage nature, all whilst supporting the local economy.
Sustainability is of huge concern resulting in the use of eco outdoor wood flooring (that doesn?t contain any chemicals. The wood is heated to over 200 degrees, which triggers their intrinsic resistance to protect against destruction.
It doesn't stop there, according to their site:
?Daily operations have minimal impact on nature as well. The treerooms have no sewage system and when cleaning, we always use eco-friendly products.
Each room has a modern, environmentally friendly combustion toilet where everything is incinerated at 600 ?øC. The toilets are completely odourless and powered by electricity. The Mirrorcube, on the other hand, has a freezing-toilet, also electrically powered and completely odourless. In winter, it also contributes to heating.
Bathrooms have water-efficient sinks with running water sufficient for washing hands, face and brushing teeth. All wastewater is collected in a container that is emptied daily. Showers are located in a separate building.
Our personal favourite is The Blue Cone. This particular treeroom based on simplicity and accessibility, both in terms of material and design.
The Blue Cone is a traditional wooden structure with three foundations in the ground to give a sense of height and lightness, but also stability.
As adults experiencing Treehotel is like living out a childhood fantasy.