Previously, we have harped about the innovative ambit of the bio-mimicking treehouse by Antony Gibbon. And now the scope of novelty takes a new direction with the post-modernist Tree Snake Houses designed by the duo of Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade. Envisaged as new accommodations for the Pedras Salgadas Eco Resort in Portugal, these treehouses are actually single room cabins only accessible through an extended ramp (as shown in the above image). And, as a nod to the contemporary architectural style, the structures follow a modular system with site-assembled credentials that hint at the low carbon nature of the whole resort.[nggallery id=275]
In this regard, the aforementioned Pedras Salgadas Eco Resort (situated in northern Portugal) already had seven cabins that are nestled among a verdant setting of overgrown trees and rustic undulating landscape. All of these cabins are supported on a pair of stilts that allows their ‘avant-garde’ forms to peek out from the lush foliage of the silent sentinels. The two new Tree Snake Houses accentuates upon this sylvan essence, while also showcasing their unique circulation as well as spatial entities with the help of the ‘private’ access ramps.
Finally, coming to the low carbon nature of these innovative treehouses, we already did mention their modular, pre-fabricated nature that lowers the constructional impact on the paradisiacal site. The Tree Snake Houses are also built out of natural materials, while their strategic orientation within the trees allows for induction of daylight. The sense of minimalism is ultimately carried forth in the interiors with incorporation of a single bedroom accompanied by just a bathroom and a kitchenette.
All images are courtesy of Ricardo Oliveira Alves