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27. Sustainability Treehouse #105architecturalinspiration


27. Sustainability Treehouse #105architecturalinspiration

I discovered this project on ArchDaily. It is incredible.

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This sustainable treehouse is a striking sculpture of space, form, and beauty. Located in the trees, of course, this gathering facility brings education through architecture to the users of the space. While allowing for imaginative play and discovery, the various spaces also engage the inhabitants with interactive exhibits explaining nature and sustainability.

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The facility features photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, and rainwater catchment system. It is located in Mt. Hope, West Virginia and was designed by Mithun. The architect of record is BNIM.

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Photography by Joe Fletcher and used on Arch Daily

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#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy.  Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here 21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House 25. Bjarke Ingels 26. John F. Kennedy Space Center 26. Akademie Mont-Cenis