If we take time to really study nature, a host of interconnected organizing principles will reveal themselves to us. For instance, the Fibonacci spiral, a geometry generated by a logarithmic series of numbers, appears in the spirals of shells, sunflowers, pine cones and even in non-visual progressions like the "bee ancestry code"!
British design firm Blue Forest -- featured previously for their instant deluxe treehouse -- has created another tree-dwelling inspired by the Fibonacci spiral. Done for a client in Spain, their curvaceous Fibonacci Treehouse is intended as a natural hideaway that takes advantage of the property's under-utilized trees, yet like their previous designs, retains a contemporary feel.
The threshold between inside and out is blurred with the help of plenty of floor-to-ceiling glazing, covering a long, sliding door that folds to give the space a more open feel.
Complete with a kitchenette for entertaining guests, the larch-clad treehouse spirals from its interior, expanding and unfolding outward to become a lovely patio deck, connected with a 40 metre (131 feet) long network of rope bridges which allow access to various points on the ground. The treehouse's fascia edge is covered with copper, adding a nice contrast of materials to the whole.
Best of all, there's a 23 metre (75 feet) long slide, beginning at the top of a well-placed tree deck, intended for young children (and young-at-heart adults) to take a thrill ride down.
While we've seen a wide range of tree-hugging homes -- from human-sized nests to tree-hung lounges -- this Fibonacci Treehouse is also informed by natural forms, and is a fun, modern treehouse for all ages. More over at Blue Forest.