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Stunning Building Designs That Integrate Trees

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From the mad geniuses at Bored Panda.

We can either work with nature, or work against it. On this spectrum, these architects have decided to find a middle ground: instead of chopping down trees and building their houses, the trees are incorporated as a part of the new structures.

Deforestation has a significant environmental impact. Many studies suggest that is a contributor to global warming; it impacts the water cycle by reducing the amount of water in the soil and air; it contributes to soil loss; and it results in a decline in biodiversity.

Urbanization makes up only a small part of global deforestation, but it is important for its psychological impact. Will we cut down the forests to build our homes, or will be try and incorporate our buildings into the surrounding environment? How can we change our living habits to be more mindful of nature?

These designs showcase tree-human cohabitation. Do you have any pictures of nature an architecture combined? Post them or vote on your favorite below!

#1 Kindergarten Around The Tree

Kindergarten Around The Tree

#2 The Tree Was There First

The Tree Was There First

#3 The Tea House

The Tea House

#4 Casa Vogue

Casa Vogue

#5 Niavaran Residential Complex

Niavaran Residential Complex

#6 Lakeview Residence

Lakeview Residence

#7 Hole

Hole

#8 Kook Osteria & Pizzeria

Kook Osteria & Pizzeria

#9 Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger

#10 Cylindrical Glass House Built Around A Tree

Cylindrical Glass House Built Around A Tree

#11 Tree Apartments

Tree Apartments

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Author: Henry Herz

Children's book author

One thought on “Stunning Building Designs That Integrate Trees

  1. Now I’m not saying that this is the most sustainable way of building houses, but I do wonder what our neighborhoods will look like when we start taking back into account the environment and all its gifts. Thank you for sharing!

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