I Want One: Cylindrical Glass House Built Around Tree

March 23, 2016


This is the 'Tree In The House' conceptual home rendered by the folks at A. Masow Architects. It consists of a four-story cylindrical glass house built around a tree. No word what happens when the tree outgrows the home, but my guess is some expensive roof repairs. Or, if you're a glass-half-full kind of person, the perfect opportunity to add another floor to your home. While still only conceptual, I want one very badly. I don't even care if mine doesn't have a bathroom, the world is my bathroom and it's right outside the door. Or I could just pee on the roots of the tree. Is pee good for trees? Because it's not good for my roommate's potted plants, I can tell you that. My only concern with this design is whether or not neighboring trees will rise up and attack when they realize you've imprisoned one of their friends.

Keep going for a bunch more renderings of people who live in glass houses may not actually have to throw stones to start an epic Lord Of The Rings style Ent battle.








Thanks to Bri, who agrees those stairs look awesome to fall down.

  • As terrible an idea as this is on many levels, I still kinda want one for reasons I can't quite fathom... Heck with it, I'll just build an awesome treehouse and that'll be good enough for me, with less broken glass.

  • Jenness

    This is less a 'home' than an outdoor relaxation area. There is no bedroom, kitchen or bathroom so that kind of takes the entire "home" out of it. The only way to make this viable is to have one large fake ass tree and hand planters of real plants from it for the oxygen benefit - AND - if you do a fake tree you can embed LED lights from the bottom up and have a huge glowing tree at night that twinkles and draws the zombies to you from afar!!

  • Mark Daniel Johansen

    And doesn't seem to really have much space. The third floor is almost entirely taken up by the tree branches, and the top floor is just a narrow circular walkway. And what happens when the tree grows ... or dies? I'm sure this was fun for the architect to design, but it's wildly impractical. It might make a nice visitor's center for a park, but that's the only practical use I can think of.

  • unimate

    There's a bathroom right in the middle of the ground floor.

  • James Mcelroy

    who (besides GW) would actually want one of these? I mean, seriously.

  • Geekologie

    HOW DOES EVERYBODY NOT WANT ONE OF THESE?! Think of the bear watching!

  • James Mcelroy

    Oh yeah, the bear watching. I changed my mind. I'll take 5.

  • unimate

    A house full of bugs and sap? Needles everywhere? Huge holes in the floor with no railings? Sign me up, please.

  • Ghost Pirates

    And all the walls are actually extra large glass panels for non-privacy and stone throwing. Truly a dream home.

  • 大川 JMizu

    good luck raking all those leaves every year...

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