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"Invisible" Tree Hotel, Harads - Tham & Videgård Hansson

via Tham & Videgård Arkitekter  (Official T&V site)

Said to look like Arthur C. Clarke’s Monolith floating in the forest, this collection of treehouses in Sweden are the ultimate in “stealth” 

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A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the Arctic Circle. A shelter up in the trees; a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4×4x4 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

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To prevent birds colliding with the reflective glass, a transparent ultraviolet colour is laminated into the glass panes which are visible for birds only.

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Plan and Roof Plan

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Construction explained.

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

Check out the interior :)  :

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The functions included provide 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.

Definitely would want to stay there!