But a mirrored box can be elegant, too, such as this treehouse by Swedish firm Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter. TreeHugger loves treehouses (see our roundup of them here) when they are designed to minimize impact on the surrounding landscape. And in this case, it looks like the architects have pulled it off successfully.
Images used with permission of the architects
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Designboom says that it is a hotel unit that includes a kitchen, sleeping area, living area and a terrace.
DVICE notes that "There doesn't appear to be a bathroom or a ladder. That could make for a, um, rather uncomfortable night, at least for guests of the female variety."
More information on the website of Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter Warning: slow flash that takes over your monitor