Where am I living?

July 23, 2015


Tree house architect, Takashi Kobayashi, created this marvelous tree house for Risonare resort in Atami, Japan.

The rambling structure is built around a 300 year-old camphor tree.  It was  . . .

Completed in March of 2014, Kusukusu (it borrows its name from kusu-no-ki, Japanese for camphor tree) is a marvelous feat of architecture, engineering and technology. Working with Hiroshi Nakamura of NAP Architects, the team came in and 3D-scanned hundreds of points on the tree. Based on that 3D data they then created a steel trellis that threaded through the tree, interlocking perfectly and acting as an architecturally weight-bearing yet visually stunning support system. What’s amazing is that the treehouse in its entirety, never touches the tree. It’s completely self-standing so as to not harm the tree.

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  1. Do you watch Treehouse Masters on the Animal planet channel. It shows this team building things like this. You’d love it.

    • We don’t have cable – but I have always been fascinated by tree houses. When I was young I found a board and tied it onto our tree with rope, added a ladder and I had a private, shady spot to read.
      I did dream of something grander, however.

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