This Large Home Was Built Around an Enormous Oak Tree

By: Mishal Omar - Jul 17, 2016
References: feldmanarchitecture & contemporist
This nature-themed house is created with the neutral colors that can be seen in the natural world.

While most developments and construction sites tear down nature, Feldman Architecture based the construction of this entire house around an oak tree. The majestic tree is 100-years-old and sits in the middle of the courtyard-like backyard of the house, surrounded by sparse vegetation and seating areas. The floor-to-ceiling windows of this house give it perfect views of the backyard and ensure that the natural theme is apparent throughout the space. Neutral copper, brown and off-white colors make up the color scheme of this nature-themed house.

By wholeheartedly incorporating its surroundings rather than destroying them, the designers of this home set an important example for the future of architecture.