Four Tree House. This beautiful Japanese lantern-like tree house has been built around four trees and swings when the wind blows. To minimise the impact on the trees, designer Lukasz Kos suspended this two-ton structure 20 feet above the forest floor with steel cables and anchored it with just one puncture hole in each tree trunk. Located on the shore of Lake Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.
between heaven and earth: a residence in melides, portugal/manuel aires mates and sia arquitectura studio
Chambre De Commerce | Jan Stel
The Chamber de Commerce alias Cdc is an absolutely fabulous Stock Exchange location, located in a busy city and surrounded by ugly concrete buildings. Only the four relative narrow passages are giving a small glimpse of what the inside of this beautiful queen has to shown. The current building is a reconstruction from 1872. The original building dates from 1531, this late Gothic styled stock market has been burned twice [1583 and 1858]. The CdC is built on top of an existing street intersection with originally no roof, only four covered streets, the still existing and impressive galleries. Around 1853 the square and galleries where covered with a dome modeled on the Crystal Palace in London.