Danish design student Konrad Wójcik envisions a suburbia where people live in tree-like houses that blend right in with the forest, calling it a return to a “primeval symbiosis”, in a recent article on Tree Hugger.
Supported by a single pole, much like a tree trunk, Wójcik’s pine tree-shaped homes will accommodate anywhere from two to four people. According to FastCo.Exist, the four-floored dwellings would be outfitted with bio-digesters, heat pumps and a whole wall of solar panels to generate power, and they would be built with a timber frame, rather than with cement and steel. The intent is to reduce deforestation, and create homes with a low carbon footprint, which also have the possibility of being recycled or reused in the future.
To reduce the large environmental impact of a car-based suburban lifestyle, Wójcik’s design is intended to be built within biking distance of the city, in some kind of forested area that still has access to roads.
Do you think this is a feasible idea?