oas1s proposes clusters of tree-bound houses that double as urban parks oas1s proposes clusters of tree-bound houses that double as urban parks
aug 26, 2015

oas1s proposes clusters of tree-bound houses that double as urban parks

oas1s proposes clusters of tree-bound houses that double as urban parks
all visuals courtesy of oas1s 




‘oas1s’ is an alternative architecture concept that aims to improve the global urban environment. separated into neighborhoods — not unlike traditional suburban living — the tree-bound houses offer plentiful personal space set within an organic, compact, car-free location. explorations show that the possibility of urban density is high, with a maximum of 100 ‘oas1s’ homes per hectare; which simultaneously doubles as a park.

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the ultimate nature-loving community 




each wooden tree-cabin offers a fully customizable interior of 100m2 over four full levels. floors are connected by stairs encased with glass, and tops floors offer views upwards via a large skylight. additionally, every tier boasts large windows as well as various french balconies or loggias. ‘oas1s’ units are available in single or multi-family size, with the future possibility of hotel, leisure, or business related options.


video courtesy of oas1s




construction is based on cradle-to-cradle principles, with materials including prefabricated recycled wood, green walls, high-value insulation, and triple glazing. homes are designed to be 100% sufficient off-grid including energy, water, and waste needs. to make the idea more affordable, an envisioned community land trust would split costs of land and house ownership. currently, a pilot ‘oas1s’ neighborhood is seeking investment through ambitious corporate or private parties. 

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‘oas1s’ community

chameleon-like architecture placed within the natural landscape 

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an alternative urban typology to improve cities worldwide

an ‘oas1s’ structure 

spaces feature large windows and various loggias within 

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a green tree-scraper 

concept diagram 

upgrading a single hectare with 50 homes

high-density urban design on human and natural scales; 100 % green and car-free

100m² interior floor plans 



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edited by: nick brink | designboom 

  • an interesting picture but a pity that designers, is being discussed on the “greenwhashing” fashion, are inspired by Patrick Blanc model which is the antithesis of Ecology:
    namely: disastrous water balance, no thermal or acoustic performance, non-respect for the principle of biodiversity and finally misuse of oil chemistry products!
    When persons with disabilities there is no doubt what will be deprived of access to these accommodations!
    Brief a utopia!

    Jean-François Daures says:

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