Treehotel by the town of Harads in Sweden near the polar circle shows us the direction which the development of modular architecture and construction is following. Making use of new materials as well as various shapes of modules is clearly beyond ideas people may have concerning the possibilities of standard construction. It is difficult to imagine what attitude the Czech legislation would adopt concerning this unique construction. The fact that Treehotel was realized and is operated shows us that Swedish legislation is far more open to new methods of construction.
A group of architects from Tham & Videgard Arkitekter, namely Martin Videgård, Bolle Tham, Andreas Helgesson, Julia Gudiel Urbano and Mia Nygren, designed the hotel using untraditional materials and construction methods. Treehotel is situated in the treetops of a forest and includes 5 rooms of various shapes and names, such as The Cabin, The Mirrorcube, The Bird`s Nest, The Blue Cone and The UFO, as well as the Tree Sauna and a conference room called The Dragonfly. The rooms were put into operation in 2010; other rooms will be opened this year. The rooms are double-bedded and include sanitary equipment. The whole hotel focuses on ecology making use of wastewater and rainwater. The individual rooms are linked with a rope bridge provided with a railing with ultra-violet coloured glass panes as prevention against collisions with birds.
Photographer: Ake E: son Lindman; Client: Brittas Pensionat, Britta Lindvall and Kent Lindvall