03 Jan '12, 9pm

Love this elegant, but rustic use of trees on this cabin. We could do some serious blogging there. via @kimberleymok

Love this elegant, but rustic use of trees on this cabin. We could do some serious blogging there. via @kimberleymok

We've waxed poetic about Paul Morgan Architects ' quality work before, and the Australian firm's recent Trunk House is no exception. Built out in Victoria's Central Highlands region, this striking project uses wood that is harvested on site -- deliberately including tree forks as part of its structural framework -- material which is usually discarded by the logging industry. Paul Morgan Architects /via Situated within a forest of Stringybark trees, the project is a two-stage residential project, consisting of a cabin (currently shown) and a house, which is under construction. The architects were initially interested in somehow incorporating sheep and kangaroo bones -- often found on farms and in forests -- as part of the structure. However, their focus soon turned to the natural load-bearing ability of tree forks found on-site: The advantage of these bifurcated joints - us...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/trunk-house-...

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