Tree Snake House

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Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade created the Tree Snake House, an object that could recreate the fantasy of the tree houses. The characteristic design associated with the slates and the wood on the base suggests a snake gliding between the trees.

The choice of materials gives an instant sense of connection with nature at the same time it establishes a coherent image of the proposal into a perfect symbiosis between the house and the Park. The architects made use of new technology already tested in prototypes that allow a weightless easy-carrying construction. Sustainability and ecology have always been one of the major concerns during the development of the project. The consistency and rationale for the intervention were attained by the layers and reinforced insulation, heating systems, water reuse, water solar panels, the low consumption lighting system using LED technology as well as the option of keeping the soil without any impermeable system, among other solutions. Each house comprises a studio with a bathroom and a kitchen.

All images © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

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