Taschen and Philip Jodidio Set To Release Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles In The Air

Blurppy has featured images of some pretty amazing tree houses in the past and now Taschen, has collected 50 of the best  from around the world and featured them in a great new book entitled Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles In The Air by Philip Jodidio

Pink paradise: Terunobu Fujimori’s stunning Teahouse Tetsu offers cherry blossom admirers an incomparable bird’s-eye view.
Photo © Akihisa Masuda

The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is surely as old as humanity. Tree houses are chronicled in ancient civilizations and their lore crosses through the history of every part of the world where trees grow. This stunningly-illustrated study offers a tour of the best tree houses in the world, some designed by architects, others the work of unknown craftsmen.

A tea house, a restaurant, a hotel, a playhouse for children, or a perch from which to contemplate life—the tree house can take as many forms as the imagination can offer. In times of concern for sustainability and ecological responsibility, the tree house may also be the ultimate symbol of life in symbiosis with nature. Whether rustic or contemporary in style, tree houses make the most of space. Climb into this trove of tree houses and enjoy a new perspective on the world.

  • 50 tree houses from around the world
  • Covers all different styles, from romantic to modern
  • Every house is depicted in several photos as well as one illustration artist Patrick Hruby from Los Angeles (who also created the book’s cover artwork)
  • Helpful short biographies of all architects

This wonderful hardcover is 352 pages and can be ordered HERE.  Follow Taschen on Twitter and check out their website for a TON of amazing books.


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4 Responses to Taschen and Philip Jodidio Set To Release Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles In The Air

  1. Lily Wight says:

    I want to live in a tree house now!


    • blurppy says:

      I KNOW! Did you check out the ones we talked about before? There are some crazy, beautiful places up in the branches. Not sure how I am getting plumbing installed but other than that, I am allllllll… in!


  2. nannyt says:

    tree houses was exceptional. NT


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