Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter

Mirrorcube by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Here are some photographs of the completed Treehotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, a mirrored glass box suspended round the trunk of a tree in Harads, northern Sweden. 

Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter

The 4x4x4 metre cube named Mirrorcube is accessed by rope bridge and reflects the surrounding forest and sky.

Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter

The plywood interior is designed to accommodate two people, containing a double bed, bathroom, living room and roof terrace.

Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter

The hotel was opened to the public in July 2010.

Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter

More about the Tree Hotel in our earlier story.

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Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter

Photographs are by Åke E:son Lindman

The information that follows is from Tham & Videgård Arkitekter:


Tree hotel in Harads (2008-2010)

A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the polar circle.
 
A shelter up in the trees; a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4x4x4 meters box clad in mirrored glass.

Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter

The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge.

Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view of the surroundings.

Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

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).

Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

The functions included provides for a living for two people; a double bed, a small bath room, a living room and a roof terrace.

Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Access to the cabin is by a rope bridge connected to the next tree.

Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

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

The tree hotel in Harads focuses on wild life-/eco tourism where one encounters and experiences the pristine nature of Sweden.Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The tree hotel in Harads focuses on wild life-/eco tourism where one encounters and experiences the pristine nature of Sweden.
Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, www.tvark.se
Chief architects: Martin Videgård and Bolle Tham.
Staff: Andreas Helgesson, Julia Gudiel Urbano, Mia Nygren.

Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Client: Brittas Pensionat, Britta Lindvall and Kent Lindvall,


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