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The Cocoon is an eco-friendly tree house suspended around three trees


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A tree house is loved by everyone as it evokes the childhood memories. The Cocoon Treehouse displayed above is an example of a very unusual shaped tree house that is not constructed for a child’s play, but to offer a shelter using forest materials.  The Cocoon was a result of a challenge given to the trio from the Architectural Association School, in London. The team included Hugo Urrutia, Abdullah Omar Asghar Khan and Karjvit Rirermvanich who were asked to build a shelter for themselves by utilizing the materials that they find in the forest. Within five weeks the designers planned, constructed and installed their creation- the cocoon  tree house which was shaped and looked quite like a giant insect nest.

The Cocoon was installed between three trees in Hooke Park near Beaminster, Dorset above two meters of the forest floor. It was suspended by making use of hemp ropes. The team made use of five-meter section of felled cedar wood in the forest to construct their eco-friendly tree house. They installed their cocoon in a spot in the forest where they could watch the perfect view of sunset. They started by making a 12-piece skeleton, which they bandaged with strands of plywood made by using four untreated sheets of plywood to create an overall tunnel effect. The plywood layers made the structure strong and stiff and ready to be used. Once done, the 900lb cocoon took 20 people to carry it and suspend it around the trees.

This amazing tree house could be entered through a hole at one end lead by a stepladder. At the other end there is a smaller hole that acts as a window for natural light, which also penetrates the interior through small gaps in the plywood bandaged walls.

Via: Dailymail 

A soft hearted girl, Garima finds herself to be lucky to be born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. With a writing experience of three years, she has been writing for various renowned blogs and absolutely enjoys her work. She is a firm believer of God and holds a positive attitude towards life. She is a big chatter box and adores every kind of music.

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