treehouses by takashi kobayashi, japanall images courtesy of treehouse people

 

 

 

takashi kobayashi is a self-taught designer that has brought treehouse vernacular to the japanese landscape. the carpenter and architect of 120 houses throughout japan, his prolificness is borne of a deep-seated investment in the creation of a new architectural tradition in his country added to the hefty, overall aim of each project- to erode the boundary between man and nature. using reclaimed wood, the designer and his collective treehouse people have developed methods since the first building in 1993 for the arboreal structures balanced on living boughs and limbs that avoid stunting the growth of the tree.

 

treehouses by takashi kobayashi, japan‘tree house in kagoshima’ by takashi kobayashi / tree house peopleimage © treehouse people

treehouses by takashi kobayashi, japan‘tree house in higashi izu’ by takashi kobayashi / tree house peopleimage © treehouse people