From Sybarite in the UK, comes this retro-futuristic concept which would install rural housing above the treeline. Sybarite is working with regional planning authorities and property developers in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire to develop this modular tree house.The designers say:
This could, with a flexible planning arrangement, encourage a more organic approach to country living. Architecturally, the design direction evolves from the underside, to the interior and then outwards concentrating on views and aspects above the tree horizon. The ‘belly’ of the tree house accommodates undulating kinetic baffles that utilise wind power to generate electricity. The plan form also meanders to the extent that modular sections can be prefabricated so that the overall size can vary from a single bedroom house up to a five bedroom model. The prefabricated design can be installed on site within two weeks, is extremely lightweight, uses many recycled products, is part self-sustainable and low on maintenance.