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38 Examples of Nature-Blended Architecture

From Tree-Shaped Houses to Minimalist Micro-Cabins

— April 2, 2014 — Art & Design
From tree-shaped houses to buildings that blend in seamlessly with their surroundings, these examples of nature-inspired architecture are perfect for anyone who has a constant love for the outdoors.

Many of these examples include cabins in the woods, most of which are made out of timber to keep up with that outdoor vibe. One design by Osumi Yuzo features a retractable wood door, which at the push of a button can open and close, making it hard to decipher this house from its natural surroundings. The result is great however for those inside, as they can get some peace and quiet which is usually unattainable in a more bustling metropolis.

Anyone who needs a break from the urban environment will love looking at these tree-shaped houses and wrap-around wooded buildings.
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Biophilic Concept Homes
Biophilic Concept Homes
The Xálima Island House Design Concept Marries Nature and Design
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Symbolic Generational Housing
Symbolic Generational Housing
Studio_Gaon Completes the 'House for Reunion' Near Seoul
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Harmoniously Clustered Nature Abodes
Harmoniously Clustered Nature Abodes
The Sentosa House is an Open-Concept Island Paradise
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Synergistic Eco Architecture
Synergistic Eco Architecture
'Sliding Nature' Marries Traditional Japanese and Western Designs
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Chic Woodland Dwellings
Chic Woodland Dwellings
Villa Renesse Il by Jack Hoogeboom is the Perfect Weekend Getaway Home
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Nature-Blended Abodes
Nature-Blended Abodes
Villa Yarze by Raed Abillama is Integrated with its Surroundings
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Cliff-Embracing Homes
Cliff-Embracing Homes
The Veronica Beach House by Luis Longhi Boasts a Craggy Wall
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Retractable Wood Housing
Retractable Wood Housing
Osumi Yuzo Creates a One-with-Nature Abode
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Blending Mirror-Covered Homes
Blending Mirror-Covered Homes
This Mirrored House Has a Reflective Surface
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Nifty Nature-Hanging Homes
Nifty Nature-Hanging Homes
The Tower is an Imaginative Home That Let’s You Hang Among the Pl
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Cozy Tree House Lofts
Cozy Tree House Lofts
Uufie Reinterpret Tree House Brings Your Childhood Dream House to Life
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Calming Nature-Inspired Abodes
Calming Nature-Inspired Abodes
This Spa-Like Home is the Ultimate in Minimalist Interiors Design
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Mountain-Mimicking Abodes
Mountain-Mimicking Abodes
The Villa SSK by Takeshi Hirobe Architects is Inspired by Nature
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Natural Element Abodes
Natural Element Abodes
The 'Elwood House' by Jost Architects is Stunning
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Nature-Lover Homes
Nature-Lover Homes
Anik Peloquin Architecte Builds Vacation House On Top of an Old Chalet
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Stacked Box Abodes
Stacked Box Abodes
Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Designs a House with Rectangular Themes
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Tree-Shaped Houses
Tree-Shaped Houses
Primeval Symbiosis by Konrad Wojcik Blends Right into the Forest
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Sharply Mountainous Structures
Sharply Mountainous Structures
The Chongqing Greenland Clubhouse by PURE Design is Nature-Inspired
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Nature-Mimicking Architecture
Nature-Mimicking Architecture
Seeley Architects Designs the Citriodora House in Australia
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Nature-Infused Textural Homes
Nature-Infused Textural Homes
This Contemporary Rustic House Combines Nature with Modern Touches
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Lush Organic Floating Houses
Lush Organic Floating Houses
This Wooden Tree House is Stunning, Functional and All Natural
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Boulder-Resembles Buildings
Boulder-Resembles Buildings
Polour Rock Climbing Hall is Inspired by the Sport
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Environment-Blending Homes
Environment-Blending Homes
This De Bever Architecten House Fades Away into the Surroundings
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Conch-Shaped Abodes
Conch-Shaped Abodes
ToTeMs Architecture Creates a Cozy Guest House Without Destroying Trees
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Urban Mountainside Mansions
Urban Mountainside Mansions
The Spa House in Cape Town Fuses the City with Nature
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Minimalist Wooden Cabins
Minimalist Wooden Cabins
The Ermitage Cabin is a Minimalist Retreat into Swedish Nature
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Serene Pond Abodes
Serene Pond Abodes
This Forest Pond House Accommodates Meditative Family Getaways
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Woodsy Cabin Dwellings
Woodsy Cabin Dwellings
The Lochmara Lodge Combines Elements of Comfort with Nature
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Ground Level Tree Houses
Ground Level Tree Houses
The 6a Architects Tree House Design Brings the Tradition to the Ground
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Modern Wood Cabin Residences
Modern Wood Cabin Residences
The Skyward House by Kazuhiko Kishimoto is Contemporary and Woodsy
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Tree-Skewered Sanctuaries
Tree-Skewered Sanctuaries
‘The Pretty House’ in Sydney is One with Nature
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Modern Land-Conforming Homes
Modern Land-Conforming Homes
The Croft House Lies Flat to Smoothly Blend in with Its Environment
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Stilted Cabin Retreats
Stilted Cabin Retreats
Endemico Resguardo Silvestre is Environmentally Conscious and Luxurious
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Secluded Cabin Architecture
Secluded Cabin Architecture
These Les Cabanes de Salagnac Properties Fuse Urban Life with Nature
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Concealed Tree House Hotels
Concealed Tree House Hotels
Nelson Invites Nature Lovers to Spend a Night Amongst the Trees
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Woodsy Prefab Cabins
Woodsy Prefab Cabins
Chris Pardo Design's Small Prefab Home is Ideal for Cozying Up with Nature
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Deceptive Cottage-Shaped RVs
Deceptive Cottage-Shaped RVs
The ESCAPE Luxury RV Cabin is Not Your Average Mobile Vehicle
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Minimalist Micro-Cabins
Minimalist Micro-Cabins
The Nindo Micro-Cabin Makes a Great Shelter in the Woods
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Eco-Friendly Cozy Cottages
Eco-Friendly Cozy Cottages
Matali Crasset's 'Le Nichoir' is a Snug Abode Tucked Away in Nature
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