Treehouses have been part of the childhood dream for most of us. And here to make us look back on those carefree times is renowned architect Gerardo Broissin who recently constructed a transparent tree house of glass right in the middle of a micro forest. The project is conceived with an aim to help us evoke feelings of childhood and a desire for an independent place of refuge.
Instead of using traditional timber wood, the house boasts of glass walls that represent Broissin’s artistic intent in highlighting the loss of a child’s innocence over time, with warm wood being replaced by cold glazing. Titled ‘chantli kuaulakoyokan’, which means ‘house in the tree top’ in nahuatl — Mexico’s most spoken indigenous language, the treehouse is a nature lover’s delight and is located at the foothills of the sierra de las cruces, a long mountain range situated to the west of the city center.
Additionally, Broissin has also created a plush ‘micro forest’ to surround the house, thus giving us a sense of retreat that most of us are looking for. The unique house measures only 7 square meters (within a 70 square meters yard) and can be accessed via a glass staircase. The project was also on display as part of the design week held in Mexico earlier this month. Would you fancy stopping by the ‘chantli kuaulakoyokan’ on your next visit to Mexico?