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Japan's largest treehouse roosts in a 300-year-old Camphor tree

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 19, 2016 01:30 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Aug 18, 2016

Architect Hiroshi Nakamura drew inspiration for the Bird’s Nest Atami from crows that build their nests using clothes hangers, an approach he describes as “flying deftly across the dichotomy of natural and artificial…creating a functional and comfortable environment.” Those observations were applied to the design of the freestanding building that minimizes impact by avoiding contact with the 22-meter-tall camphor tree. Since the building site was set on a difficult steep slope, the treehouse...






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