23 Feb '12, 8pm

Awesome Nest for Humans Hangs From the Trees

Awesome Nest for Humans Hangs From the Trees

From multi-tree treehouses , to mirrored treehouses , to even tree-less treehouses , tree-inspired shelters are now solidly in the realm of amazing architecture rather than relegated to kiddie stuff. Based on the intricately woven nests of the weaver bird , this lovely hand-woven nest by New Zealand design consultancy Animal Farm emulates nature by using simple materials to create a suspended perch for a bit of relaxation and contemplation. © Animal Farm Devanjedi /CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Using a welded steel frame and lots of branches, designer Porky Hefer created the human version of this nest to fit two adults and a small child, though Dezeen indicates that a larger version for four adults will be created later on. © Animal Farm © Animal Farm It does look a bit like a huge helmet of some sort, thanks to the protrusion at the bottom with a ladder hanging down, which allows entry...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/weavers-nest...

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