the modern tree house by Claire Grotz

Tree houses bring about the childhood nostalgia of summers spent in the backyard.  Not only do tree houses encourage people to be more connected with the outdoors, but they also bring a sense of youthful whimsy. Luckily, with modern architectural design, tree houses are no longer just for the kids. Take a look at these tree houses that give traditional designs a playful twist.

Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP by Unknown

The optical glass house is designed to create an oasis where busy traffic contaminates the surroundings with unpleasant noises. 

The glass facade, constructed out of 6,000 pieces of custom glass-bricks, serves as a filterer to block traffic noises, invites natural light into the space, and display an abstracted scene of constantly moving traffic. 

This serene architecture allows us to boost our senses to fully connect ourselves with natural elements that are lacking on the site. 

The contrast between nature and  vehicular traffic makes this architecture conceptually strong. Click here to watch a short movie and learn more about this amazing architecture.