Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The lightness of trees

Two interesting pieces of architecture featured on Fastcodesign recently. Tetsuo Kondo brought us the cloudscape in 2010, this year its A Path in the Forest, which is a walk suspended among the trees – a light touch design which relies on the support of the trees (and can take one person per metre). While the Toda house below, by Kimihiko Okada achitects is a standout in the suburbs (though I would worry about its stability in an earthquake – do those diagonal supports give it the strength to resist?) and also is intended to have a light, treehouse feel – and looks a nice living space.

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