Tree hotel by Tham & Videgård Hansson



Stockholm-based architects Tham + Videgard Hansson Arkitekter have designed a hotel hidden in the trees, to be located in Harads, Sweden.


Aluminium structures will be hung around tree trunks and clad in mirrored glass. The units will be accessible by rope ladder or rope bridge, each providing accommodation for two people including a living room, double bed, small kitchen, bathroom and roof terrace.


The hotel is due to be built next year.

Here's some text from Tham + Videgard Hansson Arkitekter:


A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden-Harads.

The concept is to create a shelter up in the trees, a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, boxes clad in mirrored glass, 4x4x4 meters. 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.

The functions provides a living for two people, a double bed, a small kitchen and bathroom, a living room and roof terrace. The access to the cabin is by a rope ladder or a rope bridge.

To prevent birds fly into the windows, transparent stickers, visible for birds, will be added to the facades.

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Posted on Monday February 23rd 2009 at 1:09 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • interesting design, I hope we get to see it once its done.

  • Geoff

    I didn't hear all you critics grousing about the way Hobbits and Ewoks use trees as living quarters.

  • Bogdan

    why!? what is the reason for doing this parasite? if you are in a forrest you cant actualy see anything from there that you cant see from the ground? The view argument is thus invalid. The rest is pure architecture muscle bending. The building is interesting but this is only useful for looking at the birds for a few hours, not a hotel room. Sorry but no.

  • dezy

    poor, poor trees………

  • Zed

    Some of U haters out there!! what do you do? !! Go to sleep! Risk takers run the worlds businesses the rest wait for cool things to happen so u can spend your money.. so your house windows don't ever kill birds? The cats don't mind the evaluation. Its like buying beef at the store. Have a hotel grounds cat I suggest then. The tree will suffice the change. Native indigenous have been build tree houses for ever in the jungle up to 10 stories off the ground to live in. Using branches and bark off trees for flooring etc..~ Great Idea!! I am working on a tree house cabin style nightly rental project as well.. Would like to trade time when completed and we have some of the best skiing in the world.. Best of finishers :)