Last edited 14 Mar 2017

Treehotel

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In January 2017, Snøhetta completed their addition to the renowned Treehotel in the pine forest of Northern Sweden.

Hovering 10 m above ground within the tree canopy, the 7th Room, provides guests with views of the Lapland treetops and Lule River.

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Integrating the building's design with its surroundings, a tree stretches up through the cabin, large windows offer stunning views, and a netted terrace is suspended above the forest floor.

The cabin is supported on 12 columns, and is based on traditional Nordic architecture, with a wooden façade clad with pine boards. A staircase allows access from the ground, with a small lift for luggage.

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The interior timber floor is made from ash, while birch plywood is used for the interior walls.

Each room features generous windows, and open-able rooflights allow occupants to look up at the night sky from their beds.

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The 55-square meter space includes two bedrooms, a lounge area, bathroom, and a terrace capable of accommodating up to five guests.

Varying floor heights create an efficient and playful interior. The space is laid out on two levels with a 30 cm difference in height between them. The lounge area is located on the lower level, while the bedrooms are on the upper level with the beds embedded into the floor.

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With its unusual design and unique location, Snøhetta say that the 7th room is ‘a celebration of the Nordic cabin and the pine tree forest.’

All images © Johan Jansson

Content and images courtesy of Snøhetta.

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