A.Masow Design Studio has just announced that their conceptual ‘Tree in the House’ may soon become reality; a cylindrical, glass home that envelopes a tree in its entirety rather than chop it down to make way, adding a whole new meaning to the term treehouse. Originally designed in 2013 by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov, the plans for the project were well underway until their key investors decided to pull out of the endeavor. Now, however, the team of architects has managed to spark the interest of a glass and solar panel manufacturer, putting the project back on the map. The A.Masow architects plan to build the first of these glass homes in the woods of Almaty, Kazakhstan.
“About two years ago I created the design of the house which was harmless and as close to the nature,” Almassov said in an interview with bored panda. “I respect nature, it feeds us but we destroy it. I’ve been looking for a solution that would help in the future to avoid the destruction of forests, we want to live with it in harmony. So i created the tubular glass house around a tree.”