A Kazakh architect has plans to begin building this beautiful tubular glass house around a tree to support forest growth rather than destruction.
First designed in 2013, this tubular glass house provides a stunning response to the question, “What if we stopped cutting down trees and built houses around them?”
Of course, most people would assume that it would mean building houses between the trees and leaving nature undisturbed, but Aibek Almassov, a Kazakh architect, took it a step further.
When asked about why he decided to design the home, Almassov told Bored Panda,
“About two years ago I created the design of the house which was harmless and as close to the nature. I respect nature, it feeds us but we destroy it. I’ve been looking for a solution that would help in the future to avoid the destruction of forests, we want to live with it in harmony. So I created the tubular glass house around a tree.”
The house was originally designed years ago and was set to be built until an investor pulled out, leaving dreams of the glass house becoming a reality shattered.
However, a solar panel manufacturer recently showed interest in the project and the plans are back on. There is no exact date for when the house will be completed, but at least we have these stunning renderings to hold us over while we wait.
View the images below of this amazing house-to-be.
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