Tree Hotel / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Year: 2010
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
City: Harads
Country: Sweden

Tree Hotel, a unique accommodation designed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter in Harads, Sweden, near the polar circle, offers a distinctive living experience. Completed in 2010, the project blends modern design with nature, utilizing high-tech materials and creating a refuge that reflects its environment.

A tree hotel in northern Sweden, near Harads village, close to the polar circle.

Tree hotel / tham & videgård arkitekter

A lightweight aluminum structure, a 4x4x4 meter box, is suspended around a tree trunk and clad in mirrored glass. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, providing camouflage. The interior, made entirely of plywood, offers 360-degree views through its windows.

Tree hotel / tham & videgård arkitekter

The design highlights the relationship between humans and nature, using advanced materials often found in remote, harsh climates (e.g., Gore-tex, Kevlar, composite materials).

Tree hotel / tham & videgård arkitekter

The hotel accommodates two people, and features a double bed, a small bathroom, a living room, and a roof terrace. Access is via a rope bridge connected to an adjacent tree.

Tree hotel / tham & videgård arkitekter

To prevent bird collisions, the glass panes incorporate a transparent ultraviolet color visible only to birds.

Tree hotel / tham & videgård arkitekter
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Address: Harads, Boden, Norrbotten 961 78, Sweden

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