Tree Snake Houses in Portugal

Architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade , came the challenge of creating an...

Architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, came the challenge of creating an object that could recreate the fantasy of the tree houses. They have build two Tree Snake Houses in Pedras Salgadas Park, Portugal. The characteristic design associated with the slates and the wood on the base suggests a snake gliding between the trees. The choice of materials gives an instant sense of connection with nature at the same time it establishes a coherent image of the proposal into a perfect symbiosis between the house and the Park. 

The consistency and rationale for the intervention were attained by the layers and reinforced insulation, heating systems, water reuse, water solar panels, the low consumption lighting system using LED technology as well as the option of keeping the soil without any impermeable system, among other solutions. Each house comprises a studio with a bathroom and a kitchen.

       [Via: thecoolist and photography: Ricardo Oliveira Alves]


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