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  • Posted by Neil Simonton on July 25, 2010 in Architecture
  • A central tenet of eco-tourism is that it should keep disturbances to the local ecosytem to an absolute minimum. "Mirrorcube," one of the six rooms at the newly opened Treehotel just south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, takes that concept to the extreme. The structure is suspended on a tree and completely covered in mirrors, making it nearly invisible.

    As hotel owner Kent Lindvall told Designboom, "Everything will reflect in this -- the trees, the birds, the clouds, the sun, everything. So it should be invisible nearly in the forest." (Fear not, bird lovers, the glass is covered in a film that's visible to flying friends.)

    Designed by Tham & Videgard, the 13-foot cube is made from sustainably harvested wood and has electric radiant floor heating and "a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly, incineration toilet."

    Looks like we have our next vacation planned. Hopefully we can find it.

    (via Yahoo Green)





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