We can either work with nature, or work against it. On this spectrum, these architects have decided to find a middle ground: instead of chopping down trees and building their houses, the trees are incorporated as a part of the new structures.
Deforestation has a significant environmental impact. Many studies suggest that is a contributor to global warming; it impacts the water cycle by reducing the amount of water in the soil and air; it contributes to soil loss; and it results in a decline in biodiversity.
Urbanization makes up only a small part of global deforestation, but it is important for its psychological impact. Will we cut down the forests to build our homes, or will be try and incorporate our buildings into the surrounding environment? How can we change our living habits to be more mindful of nature?
These designs showcase tree-human cohabitation. Do you have any pictures of nature an architecture combined? Post them or vote on your favorite below! (H/T: Bored Panda)
01. Kindergarten Around The Tree
02. The Tree Was There First
03. The Tea House
04. Casa Vogue
07. Kook Osteria & Pizzeria
08. Lakeview Residence
09. Tree Hugger
10. Cylindrical Glass House Built Around A Tree
11. Tree Apartments
12. Casa Vogue
14. Casa Del Bosque
21. Hungry Lion (now Close But Building Still There) Honolulu Hi School Street.
22. Moving Mansion – Yürüyen Köşk
The whole building was relocated in order not to cut the maple tree which grew so fast. In 1930s, head of state, K. Atatürk, who didn’t like neither demolish the building (that was shaped early republican architecture) nor cut the tree, signed engineers so they lifted the building onto a trail system, and fixed into the ground 5 meters further.
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