Look! The Mirrorcube Treehotel

Look! The Mirrorcube Treehotel

Kathryn Wright
Aug 16, 2010

What happens when a visionary hotel owner and a group of architects collaborate to build an eco-friendly resort in the middle of the forest in northern Sweden? Treehotel— a resort that features some of the most incredible suites on the planet. We'd love to stay in the recently completed Mirrorcube, a 4x4x4 metre two-way mirror-covered and nearly invisible treehouse.

With a tree trunk running up the middle, the mirror glass exterior and plywood interior make for a sturdy and stunning space, while windows provide 360 degree views of the forest. The mirrors provide complete privacy and are treated with a film to prevent birds from colliding with the glass. There is room for two and the suite includes a large bed, a small kitchenette and bath, living room and rooftop terrace. There is also a 12-person tree sauna as part of the resort.

Treehotel is located in the boreal forest in Northern Sweden. The suites all are intended to bring people away from the cities and closer to nature and to provide them with a greater appreciation of the forest. The suites are designed specifically to have the lowest impact on the landscape and have even stopped snowmobile access to help preserve the natural forest. Rates are $409 - $592 US per night and can be booked through treehotel.

The Mirrorcube was designed by Tham & Videgard Architects.

(Images: Courtesy of Tham & Videgard Architects)

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