Jul 5, 2012

The Rainforest Tree House in Cairns, Australia

 

Suspended above the forest floor on a secluded and private lot by Mt. Whitfield, the Rainforest Tree House by mmp Architects is a work of beauty. Offering incredible views amongst the forest canopy, Mt. Whitfield is mere minutes from the city of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia.

The architect’s goal was to build a low maintenance and efficient home. This was realized through a use of: aluminium windows, a galvanized steel support framework, a system of photo-voltaic panels for heating the water, colorbond steel external cladding, low VOC paints, sustainably grown wood and locally sourced stone.

The gorgeous three-bedroom, two bathroom, one floor home was recently awarded the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) 2012 House of the Year. Congratulations to the entire team at mmp Architects!

 

 

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