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Stunning Tubular Glass House Built Around Tree
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Stunning Tubular Glass House Built Around Tree

Kazakh history is rife with stories of people throwing stones, making this glass tree-house, by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov, the perfect weapon to combat stone proliferation. First designed in 2013, the dream was shattered when investors pulled out; now, however, with a glass and solar panel manufacturer expressing interest, A. Masow Architects’ ‘Tree in the House’ could soon become a reality.

“About two years ago I created the design of the house which was harmless and as close to the nature,”  Almassov told Bored Panda. “I respect nature, it feeds us but we destroy it.
I’ve been looking for a solution that would help in the future to avoid the destruction of forests, we want to live with it in harmony. So i created the tubular glass house around a tree.”

More info: amasow.com (h/t: designtaxi, dezeen)

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AniAsnever
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nope. (1) Imagine the insects, small rodents, and possibly bigger animals. (2) Dead leaves, branches, etc -- almost certainly made worse by the tree being enclosed. (3) If there's not mold and mildew from dampness, there's the possibility of a super-fire hazard.

MattGarvin
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And not to mention Ent reprisal for imprisoning their brethren.

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MonikaAzcona
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My friend's dad is an architect. They also built their house around a tree. It dented their roofing a bit, other than that, all is fine. It was an open plan, so dampness was not a problem. It just takes time and effort to clean the falling leaves but it's not something they mind. The idea is plausible if well planned. Of course, picking the right tree also helps.

criminalgirl
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How wonderful to be able to "pick the right tree" sounds like too much money and not nearly enough common sense.

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AniAsnever
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nope. (1) Imagine the insects, small rodents, and possibly bigger animals. (2) Dead leaves, branches, etc -- almost certainly made worse by the tree being enclosed. (3) If there's not mold and mildew from dampness, there's the possibility of a super-fire hazard.

MattGarvin
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And not to mention Ent reprisal for imprisoning their brethren.

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MonikaAzcona
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My friend's dad is an architect. They also built their house around a tree. It dented their roofing a bit, other than that, all is fine. It was an open plan, so dampness was not a problem. It just takes time and effort to clean the falling leaves but it's not something they mind. The idea is plausible if well planned. Of course, picking the right tree also helps.

criminalgirl
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How wonderful to be able to "pick the right tree" sounds like too much money and not nearly enough common sense.

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