The effect manages to be cute without being kitsch, clever but still practical: a log-like loop of shingles wrapped around the core prefab home, itself (optionally) lofted adjacent to a tree, and aligned to take advantage of nature in a variety of ways.
Long and narrow configurations – open along their long edges and oriented lengthwise from east to west – naturally block out glaring morning and evening light while allowing diffused north and low-in-winter south light to enter.
This Eco-Perch project by Blue Forest takes that simple green strategy, a pragmatic space-saving layout, and integrates wood in fitting ways throughout, bridging the gap between traditional log cabins and modern retreat designs.
“Its natural, organic geometry maximizes the relationship between the inside space and the outdoor setting, ensuring the structure sits harmoniously within the landscape. The building sleeps 4 people and is delivered, assembled and commissioned in approximately 5 days (subject to site preparation).”
“The eco-PERCH manages to feel contemporary whilst maintaining a natural woodland feel,” Simon Payne, Director of Blue Forest told Gizmag. “The bold curved shape is both striking and iconic … hopefully not something you would forget in a hurry.”
Here’s some more info about Blue Forest, which builds all kinds of cool and imaginative treehouses and play structures:
“As far as we’re concerned, treehouses are not just for children. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you do for a living; everyone needs to have a bit of excitement in their lives and a breathtakingly beautiful hideout up in the trees will bring a smile to your face, every time. We believe in bringing our clients closer to the natural world, creating amazing lofty abodes that they adore from the moment we reveal the designs. What’s more, we absolutely love doing it.”
“Our aim is to reconnect people with the great outdoors enabling them to create their own extraordinary memories and adventures. We’re known for designing buildings that reflect their natural settings, nestled amongst the branches or tucked away in the woods.”