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Treehouse Living: 50 Innovative Designs

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Living high up in the trees is no longer only a fantasy. A renewed passion for nature, combined with the growing availability of innovative building techniques and materials, has created a burst of imaginative treehouse construction on every continent. Alain Laurens is Europes leading architect of such projects, and his company, La cabane Perchée, is internationally recognized for its extraordinary treehouse design, superior workmanship, and ecological responsibility. Treehouse Living includes fifty innovative treehouses in a wide range of styles, all built without driving a single nail into a tree. From a lofty porch for entertaining to a secluded bedroom set amid rustling leaves, from an intimate dining room to a living area complete with spectacular views, this book offers a new way to live well in nature.

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"Laurens, founder of a company called La Cabane Perche (the Treehouse Aloft); Dufour, a watercolorist who designs and draws tree houses; and Andr, a carpenter who builds them, present in superb color photographs 50 tree houses they have constructed in France, Switzerland and Spain. Situated on estates and in gardens, backyards, forests and playgrounds, these are children's playhouses, writers' retreats, guesthouses (complete with water and electricity) and a simple platform for a bed for those on a limited budget. Many are reached by spiral staircases that wind around tree trunks, others have footbridges, and one even has a lift. All are marvels of technical construction and sophisticated woodwork, and most have stunning views. Photos and watercolors show the houses in their settings as well as their interiors, which often include elaborate furnishings. Brief texts describe how each house is designed and constructed in place without driving nails into the trees or removing branches: if a tree limb is in the way, it is simply incorporated into the design. Snippets of information about the clients who commissioned these dwellings add to the delight of this beautiful coffee-table book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Laurens, internationally recognized for his extraordinary design, superior workmanship, and ecological responsibility, offers 50 innovative treehouses in a wide range of styles, all built without driving a single nail into a tree.

About the Author

Inspired by childhood memories and Italo Calvinos Baron in the Trees, Alain Laurens founded his company, La Cabane Perchée (The Treehouse Aloft), in 2000 and quickly started conceiving and building treehouses around Europe with his partners, Daniel Dufour, a watercolor artist, and Ghislain André, a carpenter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810995192
Author:
Laurens, Alain
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Photographer:
Thfoin, Vincent
Illustrator:
Dufour, Daniel
Author:
Andre, Ghislain
Author:
La, Cabane Perchee Company
Author:
Dufour, Daniel
Author:
Company, La Cabane Perchee
Author:
Thfoin, Vincent
Author:
Arthus-Bertrand, Yann
Subject:
Tree houses
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Environmentally Conscious (Green)
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas - General
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Sustainability & Green Design
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 Color Photos
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
11.50 x 9.50 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Laurens, founder of a company called La Cabane Perche (the Treehouse Aloft); Dufour, a watercolorist who designs and draws tree houses; and Andr, a carpenter who builds them, present in superb color photographs 50 tree houses they have constructed in France, Switzerland and Spain. Situated on estates and in gardens, backyards, forests and playgrounds, these are children's playhouses, writers' retreats, guesthouses (complete with water and electricity) and a simple platform for a bed for those on a limited budget. Many are reached by spiral staircases that wind around tree trunks, others have footbridges, and one even has a lift. All are marvels of technical construction and sophisticated woodwork, and most have stunning views. Photos and watercolors show the houses in their settings as well as their interiors, which often include elaborate furnishings. Brief texts describe how each house is designed and constructed in place without driving nails into the trees or removing branches: if a tree limb is in the way, it is simply incorporated into the design. Snippets of information about the clients who commissioned these dwellings add to the delight of this beautiful coffee-table book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Laurens, internationally recognized for his extraordinary design, superior workmanship, and ecological responsibility, offers 50 innovative treehouses in a wide range of styles, all built without driving a single nail into a tree.
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