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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

The tree hotel in Harads, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

 
June 9th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the polar circle. A shelter up in the trees; a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4x4x4 meters box clad in mirrored glass. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view of the surroundings.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

  • Architect: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Name of Project: The tree hotel
  • Location: Harads, Sweden
  • Construction: 2008-2010
  • Team: Martin Videgård, Bolle Tham, Andreas Helgesson, Julia Gudiel Urbano, Mia Nygren.
  • Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Client: Brittas Pensionat, Britta Lindvall and Kent Lindvall

The construction also alludes to how man relates to nature, how we use high tech materials and equipments when exploring remote places in harsh climates (Gore-tex, Kevlar, composite materials, light weight tents etc).

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

The functions included provides for a living for two people; a double bed, a small bath room, a living room and a roof terrace. Access to the cabin is by a rope bridge connected to the next tree.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

To prevent birds colliding with the reflective glass, a transparent ultraviolet colour is laminated into the glass panes which are visible for birds only. The tree hotel in Harads focuses on wild life-/eco tourism in the pristine nature of Sweden.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Section (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Evening View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Evening View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Evening View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

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