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Could Woven Tree Houses Be the Future of Residential Architecture?

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by Sarah Rich last modified Apr 29, 2014


There are houses built in trees, and then there are treehouses. A few years ago, we had one of our first encounters with a home that was literally made from trees, using the art of weaving (and sometimes grafting) trees together to form structures—a practice




 

 

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There are houses built in trees, and then there are treehouses. A few years ago, we had one of our first encounters with a home that was literally made from trees, using the art of weaving (and sometimes grafting) trees together to form structures—a practice ecological designer, Richard Reames, called “Arborsculpture.” This technique of tree-latticing has been used for hundreds (if not thousands) of years, from the living root bridges in India to multi-story tree houses in the Middle East. The Fab Tree Habwas one of the design entries for the Index: awards, emerging from the genius of a crew that included MIT architect Mitchell Joachim, and our friend Javier Arbona of Archinect. The project description emphasized consideration of whole systems (and ecosystems) in creating a truly sustainable built environments, rather than a piecemeal approach that could yield uncertain longterm outcomes.

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