Suzanne Lovell Inc


Living With Nature

November 01, 2016

We recently read an article in the Economist called “Home is where the bark is” and we couldn’t help but be inspired. The article is about architects integrating trees into their buildings. We looked at a number of residential projects that integrated trees in different ways, including one of our own. Here are a few of our favorites. 

Casa Vogue by Alessandro Sartore, in Rio de Janeiro, was built around a large, existing mango tree.

Image courtesy of Architectism.

The outdoor family room of the Toblerone House in São Paulo has two trees growing through a circular hole in the ceiling. Built by Studio MK 27 in 2011.

Image courtesy of ArchDaily.

Wall House by FARM in Singapore has six slender trees growing through an organically-shaped oculus.

Image courtesy of ArchDaily.

Lake Colico House by Undurraga Deves Studio in Chile has three light wells connecting the various levels dividing the spaces. A tree has been planted in each light well.

Image courtesy of Constructalia.

Dirk Denison Architects designed the Ross Residence to minimize the line between indoor and outdoor.The tree seems to be growing in the house.

Dirk Denison Architects was the other firm tasked with designing a Sky 360 residence for Vista Towers, to be complete by 2020. For our Sky 360 project concept, click here.

 Image courtesy of Dirk Denison Architects.

Lake House by Suzanne Lovell Inc. with architecture by Chip von Weise. The landscape architecture is by Douglas Hoerr.

Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc. For more of this project, click here