A Treetop Vacation House in the Tropical Rainforest | Home Design Find
RSS

Home Design Find

1 Comment »

A Treetop Vacation House in the Tropical Rainforest

tropics7 architecture

Here’s a novel approach to building in a rainforest-covered site from architects Bernardes + Jacobsen.

tropics8 architecture

The house is 60 feet in the air, built on a platform raised high above the rainforest.

tropics9 architecture

The platform is supported by five pillars, which propel it high enough to see the sea views over the Brazilian forest.

tropics2 architecture

Once at the new “ground level”", a comfortable vacation house overlooks Brazil’s gorgeous Guarujá beach.

tropics3 architecture

And it is no Swiss Family Robinson treehouse.

Once up there, the house has all the amenities to enjoy luxurious family vacations and solar panels supply all the electricity it needs.

tropics5 architecture

The architects brief was to build a family vacation house large enough to accommodate guests – which in such a gorgeous spot are frequent.

tropics1 architecture

The new ground level is already starting its own trees.

The platform acts like a big tree shading the smaller ones, keeping the natural process of the forest and preserving it.

tropics4 architecture

And because the lowest part of the house is 60 feet up, below the platform, understory trees have more than enough room to grow to their full height.

tropics6 architecture

And 60 feet up in the forest canopy… that’s quite a hike!

That’s the equivalent of 6th floor walk-up in a city apartment building. That keeps everyone fit!

You can receive our articles for free in your email inbox or subscribe to our RSS feed. Just enter your email below for the email subscription:

| Buy | Print

One comment so far to “A Treetop Vacation House in the Tropical Rainforest”
  1. trish selina Says:

    its really awesome, best i have ever seen with quite a combination of color and theme…. please recommend color scheme for <a href="http://www.njpandakitchen.com/...../a&gt; decoration..

Leave a Comment