Kuwabara says the use of a cloud-shaped structure connects the great outdoors with an architectural identity.

KANAGAWA – When a client said, ‘I’d like to rest in a bed in trees,’ Japanese architect Masanori Kuwabara took on the unique challenge.

The resulting Cloud is like a treehouse, complete with cozy cushioned seating. The structure is shaped like a puffy cloud, supported by the tree’s trunks. It has three rooms for standing, sitting or sleeping, which are interconnected and correspond to spaces between each trunk.

‘The outline consists of three curves which melt into the tree shape,’ says Kuwabara, the CEO of Sabaoarch. ‘It’s an imagination where the boundary between nature and architecture melts and phenomenizes; the tree will grow in time and metamorph into a room.’

Structural engineering was completed by Structured Environment.

Leaderboard: Architonic
Leaderboard: Architonic

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