Architecture can work with Nature, rather than against it. This beautiful treehouse project supports the concept of sustainable living. Designed by civil engineer Anthony Leung, the eco-treehouse is trying to scatter to pieces the old idea that trees are enemies to building engineering. It uses trees as support columns and to provide shade, as a coherent part of the house design. Grass along the roof would help regulate temperature and rainwater runoff. The latter would then be directed to a small wastewater treatment plant to be recycled.

It certainly won’t be cheap ($2.45 million). The designer doesn’t expect that the concept will actually be built. “The point of developing this concept is to demonstrate how we can borrow the power of nature to create natural shelter for human beings in a modern, yet ecologically friendly way,” Leung said.

The charming wild beauty of this amazing piece of art, however, makes us think…Why not? Take a look yourself.

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Image credit: SCMP / Anzon Wong

No trees were harmed in the designing of this eco-friendly treehouse

It certainly won’t be cheap, but this $2.45 million eco-friendly treehouse concept may give architects some inspiration for the future of home building. Designed by civil engineer Anthony Leung, the treehouse incorporates sustainable concepts to work with – rather than against – nature.

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