Spend the Night in BIG’s Cozy Cabin Wrapped with 350 Birdhouses

Bjarke Ingels Biosphere at Treehotel

Bird lovers will want to flock to a new room designed for Sweden's Treehotel. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in collaboration with ornithologist Ulf Öhman, Biosphere is a suspended room surrounded by 350 birdhouses. Nestled into the treetops, it will strengthen the natural environment by increasing the bird population and give visitors a special connection with these feathered friends.

The room, which is Treehotel's eighth, opens in May and features a bold, experimental design. Each on-site cabin interacts with nature and Biosphere is no different. The 3,800-square-foot Biosphere is accessed by a suspended bridge and is designed to immerse guests in the surrounding forests. After spending time at Treehotel, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels wanted to take the concept of immersion and push it even further.

“Almost instantly, the idea of not only the human visitors but also the resident bird and bat population to cohabit a spherical swarm of nests came to life,” Ingels shares.

BIG worked closely with Öhman to create birdhouses of different sizes to attract different birds. These birdhouses protrude from the sphere, creating different levels and allowing light to enter the space while preserving the view. Öhman hopes that the initiative will inspire others to erect their own birdhouses and provide new habitats for the decreasing bird population in northern Sweden.

Inside Biosphere, the space is divided on a split level. The mezzanine-style plan has a lower living area and upper sleeping area. The rich dark interiors and organic materials are inspired by the surrounding forest in an effort to stimulate visitors to look outward and enjoy the landscape.

With Biosphere, Treehotel has accomplished its goal of having rooms designed by architects from every Scandinavian country. Snøhetta and Inrednin Gsgruppen are just two of the firms that have also designed incredible cabins for the hotel, which opened in 2010.

Biosphere is a new cabin at Sweden's Treehotel designed by Bjarke Ingels Group.

Bjarke Ingels Biosphere at Treehotel

Accessed by a suspension bridge, it's covered in 350 birdhouses.

Bjarke Ingels Biosphere at Treehotel

Bjarke Ingels Biosphere at Treehotel

The architects worked with an ornithologist to design birdhouses of different sizes.

Treehouses on Biosphere at Treehotel

The concept allows the guests to fully immerse themselves in the landscape.

Treehouses on Biosphere at Treehotel

And at the same time, provides new habitat for the declining local bird population.

Treehouses on Biosphere at Treehotel

The cozy cabin is built on two levels for living and sleeping.

Interior of Biosphere at the Treehotel

Guests can book their stay in Biosphere starting in May 2022.

Interior of Biosphere at the Treehotel

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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