Takashi Kobayashi recently collaborated with Hiroshi Nakamura of NAP Architects to build an elevated hotel in an ancient camphor tree. If you're looking for a unique hotel experience, this expansive treehouse abode may be the perfect place to stay.
The hip new treehouse hotel is part of the luxurious Risonare Atami Resort in Japan’s Shizouka Prefecture. The treehouse itself is built around an ancient camphor tree that is believed to be more than 300 years old. In order to protect the tree itself, the interlocking treehouse wraps around the trunk without ever touching the tree. To achieve this unique design, the architects had to built a steel trellis that would hold the structure, but still allow the tree to continue to grow.
The hip treehouse hotel is currently open for business, which means you could be spending a night nestled among the Japanese treetops.