Casa JD by BAK Arquitectos seems to be a part of the forest itself, integrating several existing trees into its design. Made up of two perpendicular rectangular volumes, the house has a cantilevered terrace and glazed walls for maximum harmony with the wooded site in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Addition Built Around a Sycamore in Hollywood
When a professional makeup artist’s 1,300-square-foot cedar house in the Hollywood Hills began to feel too small, he enlisted the help of a pair of architects to add on an extra bedroom with the caveat that it had to be built around an existing 65-foot sycamore tree. The result is an 800-square-foot tree house made of glass and cedar, the sycamore tree bursting through the floor and ceiling.
The first three floors of this vacation home in upstate New York are kept intentionally small, rising vertically in tower form to act as the main support for a cantilevered top floor looking out onto the landscape. Architecture firm GLUCK+ gave the house a reflective facade to blend in with the environment and enclosed the entire staircase in glass, giving it the look of a lantern at night.
Trees on a densely forested hillside in Guatemala City interact with the living spaces of a striking modern tree house by PAZ Arquitectura. Corallo House blends into the setting with lots of wood textures, concrete still bearing the imprint of its wooden form and a stepped design that flows naturally with the contours of the site.