Is The Future of City Living Tree Houses Designed By Oasis?
This Dutch company wants us all to live in these apartments based on trees
Whether it's through some primal urge to go back to an earlier state of evolution or the result of a dangerously large dose of quinoa, it seems that a dream now held by many people is to live in a tree.
To most, going all Tarzan and living up in the canopy of a mighty oak is the ultimate adventure, but the call of four walls, double glazing, and something to plug your phone with a rapidly training battery into endures.
But Oas1s may just have the answer. No, that's not a type-o. This is is Oas1s with a one, as opposed to parker wearing mancunian Brit Pop giants Oasis who made a series of increasingly disappointing albums until the one we all liked the most left.
To be precise, Oas1s is a 'green housing concept' that reimagines houses as trees.
The four-story 'treescapers' are modeled loosely on trees, are covered externally in plants and are designed to operate sustainably by being made out of recycled wood and leaves, and using solar panels to power water boilers. They will, of course, also provide oxygen.
The goal of Oas1s is to both produce living spaces that are environmentally friendly, but also to fulfil the need of people to live in greener spaces.
The Oas1s project is the idea of designer Raimond de Hullu, who said: "Growing up in rural southern Holland I fell in love with nature, spending much time in the forest or at the beach. When my father went to build a house I fell in love with architecture, which later extended to urban design as well.".
"I was always passionate to create a fusion between both, plus making a deep and lasting difference to this world. Because our cities suffocate people and spoil nature, people desire an ancient balance with nature, an urban oasis."
We have to say, we applaud the idea of making both environmentally friendly houses, and creating nice looking places for people to live. However, we can't quite get over the idea that these look a little like 1960's style boxy tower blocks that have been covered in a bit of grass and twigs. Or even a wheely bin with one of those tacky leavy vinyl wraps on it. Kevin McCloud, we're betting, is having none of it.