Branching out Childhood fantasy meets grown-up savoir faire
The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is surely as old as humanity. Tree houses are chronicled in ancient civilizations and their lore crosses through the history of every part of the world where trees grow. They can be practical; they can be playful—the stuff of fairytales or the realm of spiritual sanctuary.
This stunningly illustrated eBook offers a tour of the best tree houses in the world, some designed by architects, others the work of unknown craftsmen. A teahouse, a restaurant, a hotel, a playhouse for children, or a perch from which to contemplate life—these tree houses take as many forms as the imagination can offer. In times of concern for sustainability and ecological responsibility, the tree house may also be the ultimate symbol of life in symbiosis with nature. Whether rustic or contemporary in style, tree houses always make the most of space and exist in harmony with their leafy surroundings. With top–quality resolution, interactive images, and galleries of almost 50 tree houses from all corners of the globe, delve and enjoy the view.
This eBook has been designed especially for the iPad and features:
Interactive images and galleries of 49 tree houses from around the world
Biographic glossary of all architects
Illustrations by artist Patrick Hruby from Los Angeles
Search, highlight, definition and note-taking tools for all texts
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