PHOTOS: Architect designs modern tree house – Metro US

PHOTOS: Architect designs modern tree house

This glass house brings theoutside world’s naturalbeauty into the home.

Kazakh architect AibekAlmassov has designed — but not erected — the “TreeIn the House,” acylindricalglass structure builtaround a fir tree. If everythinggoes according to plan,Almassovhopes to beginconstruction on the projectin Almaty, Kazakstan,in early 2017.

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“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,” said Almassov, founder of A.Masow Architects.


Structure. The house consists of a metal structure that supports the frame of the house.

Energy. The solar panels provide heat and electricity in the house, while a Tesla wall serves as an energy accumulator.

Construction. The house may finally become a reality now that potential investors have been found.