This London House Blends Into Its Environment

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Nov 1, 2014
References: mcchesney & dezeen
This London house by architect Ian McChesney might not resemble the tree house of your childhood fantasies, but it will definitely become the 'Tree House' of your adult homeowner dreams.

McChesney used opaque glass cladding in order to reflect the stucco and brick facades of nearby houses, as well as foliage from a neighboring park. The polished black glass was purposefully chosen for its ability to blend with the natural surroundings.

Completing the five-bedroom home was no easy task, however; McChensey had 68 objections filed against him during the building process. The residents of the area wished for something "striking" to be built in the plot, prompting McChesney to opt for a simple, crisp form made from two volumes connected by a butterfly roof.