So many new housing developments are dependent upon drastic tree removal, but this new design literally builds around and within the forest. Aibek Almasov, founder of A. Masow Architects and A. Masow Design Studio, designed the eco-conscious, conceptual Tree in the House in 2013. Almasov says he was inspired by a desire to live in harmony with nature, to feel as close to it as possible. “I respect nature,” he tells Culture Trip. “It feeds us, but we destroy it.” The idea for the tubular glass-treehouse also arose from an effort to help avoid the destruction of forests in the future and to protect the trees – and so the conceptual design is harmless to nature, eco-friendly, and uses on solar panels for energy.
“This eco-home does not pollute nature,” Alamsov tells Culture Trip. The tubular glass and metal-framed structure features glass-coated transparent solar panels, which provide all the heat and electricity, a Telsa wall, and uses recycled, purified rainwater for bathing. A ventilation system is located on each floor, but the centered tree naturally provides clean, oxygenated air throughout the house.
While the project is not yet realized, Almasov hopes to obtain funding and building rights in the immediate future in order to make the conceptual glasshouse a reality. “We need to bring this eco-house project to life…because it is the future,” he says. “The house has to be [a space] that [cultivates] spiritual and creative development.”
And we just love that.