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

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Kulada 3 years ago

That looks fun

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#2 The Tea House

The Tea House

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LizTyrrell 3 years ago

Fabulous - the tree adds so much to the home. Wonderful !

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#3 The Tree Was There First

The Tree Was There First

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meezz 3 years ago

This is from Turkey.

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#4 Casa Vogue

Casa Vogue

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RebekahHolt 3 years ago

I feel like there might be ants...

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#5 Niavaran Residential Complex

Niavaran Residential Complex

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SallyGillies 3 years ago

Magnificent!

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#6 Lakeview Residence

Lakeview Residence

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ThomasNorris 3 years ago

Nice, really like this one

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#7 Hole

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PauloLima 3 years ago

Very cool.

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#8 Kook Osteria & Pizzeria

Kook Osteria & Pizzeria

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sundaes66 3 years ago

At least with the glass there won't be any ants

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#9 Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger

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SallyGillies 3 years ago

Smart. Even older homes can benefit from a little creativity and love of nature.

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#10 Cylindrical Glass House Built Around A Tree

Cylindrical Glass House Built Around A Tree

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LeopardHorse56 3 years ago

What people? It's in the middle of a forest...

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#11 Tree Apartments

Tree Apartments

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JulietteRogers 3 years ago

Inspirational - would also make a good small house. No steps though. Perhaps a hoisting square/platform, with it;s own garage

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#12 Casa Vogue

Casa Vogue

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EllenEmpson 3 years ago

No. Hard to mix modern design with these trees unless there's natural materials used.

#13 Century Park Shopping Center Bend, Oregon By Kjd Architecture Pc. Over 100 Trees Saved On Site.

Century Park Shopping Center Bend, Oregon By Kjd Architecture Pc. Over 100 Trees Saved On Site.

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#14 Kit Kat Restaurant In Toronto Has A 4 Story Tree Growing Out The Of The Kitchen Area.

Kit Kat Restaurant In Toronto Has A 4 Story Tree Growing Out The Of The Kitchen Area.

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LydiaHabr 3 years ago

Let's see, trees generally have creatures of some sort living in them, add in food & I'm pretty sure you will have creatures. Not in any kitchen I want to eat from!

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#15 Ferradura Bar, In Santiago De Compostela

Ferradura Bar, In Santiago De Compostela

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#16 Casa Del Bosque

Casa Del Bosque

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#17 Palm Tree

Palm Tree

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#18 Frank Lloyd Wright - Taliesin East, Wisconsin

Frank Lloyd Wright - Taliesin East, Wisconsin

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SurabhiLal 3 years ago

genius!!

#19 In India

In India

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#20 Corno De Bico Nature Interpretation Centre | Paredes De Coura, Portugal | Atelier Da Bouça

Corno De Bico Nature Interpretation Centre | Paredes De Coura, Portugal | Atelier Da Bouça

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#21 Umpqua Bank Century Park Bend, Oregon By Kjd Architecture Pc. Over 100 Trees Saved On Site.

Umpqua Bank Century Park Bend, Oregon By Kjd Architecture Pc. Over 100 Trees Saved On Site.

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#22 Fig Tree @ Brazilian Steakhouse

Fig Tree @ Brazilian Steakhouse

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#23 Treehouse In The Palms

Treehouse In The Palms

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#24 Hungry Lion (now Close But Building Still There) Honolulu Hi School Street.

Hungry Lion (now Close But Building Still There) Honolulu Hi School Street.

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#25 Moving Mansion - Yürüyen Köşk

Moving Mansion - Yürüyen Köşk

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3 years ago

The whole building was relocated in order not to cut the mable tree which grew so fast. In 1930s, head of state, K. Atatürk, who didn't like neither demolish the building (that was shaped early republican architecture) nor cut the tree, signed engineers so they lifted the building onto a trail system, and fixed into the ground 5 meters further.

#26 Restaurant 'plane', Budapest, Hungary

Restaurant 'plane', Budapest, Hungary

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#27 Mitzpe Hayamim

Mitzpe Hayamim

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#28 Our Cabin In Czech Republic, Built By Famous Czech Tramp Bob Hurikán (on The Photo)

Our Cabin In Czech Republic, Built By Famous Czech Tramp Bob Hurikán (on The Photo)

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#29 Outdoor Classroom Created By Wholistic Home Solutions

Outdoor Classroom Created By Wholistic Home Solutions

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#30 Russia. Suzdal

Russia. Suzdal

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ĐenNguyễn 2 years ago

it feels like the house is giving me the finger.

#31 #32 Residences At University Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

#32 Residences At University Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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