While tree houses are often associated with one's childhood, adults have taken it upon themselves to create some unbelievable buildings that are far more incredible than one could ever imagine. In a book published by Taschen, author Philip Jodidio has brought together 50 of the most incredible tree houses in the world – from a teahouse in Japan set amongst beautiful cherry blossom trees (which we previously featured) to a UFO-shaped tree hotel in Sweden. You won't believe your eyes as you witness each architectural wonder.
Called Tree Houses. Fairy Tale Castles in the Air, the hardcover book covers all kinds of different styles from the traditional to the modern. As Taschen states, it's “childhood fantasy meets grown-up savoir faire.”
Now, courtesy of Taschen, here's a sample of what you'll find inside. Love the Mirrorcube Tree Hotel in Sweden. It's so hidden, if the lights inside were off, you might not even spot it!
Above: Terunobu Fujimori, Teahouse Tetsu, Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, Nakamaru, Hokuto City, Yamanashi (Japan)
Roderick Wolgamott Romero, Lake-Nest Tree House, New York (USA)
Tree House in the southwest of Irian Jaya (Indonesia)
Lukasz Kos, 4tree house, Walker's Point, Lake Muskoka Ontario (Canada)
baumraum, Andreas Wenning, Between Alder and Oak, Osnabrck (Germany)
Tham & Videgrd Arkitekter, Mirrorcube Tree Hotel, Harads (Sweden)
Casa na rvore, Lake House, Araras, So Paulo (Brazil)
Tom Chudleigh, Free Spirit Spheres, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia (Canada)
Inredningsgruppen, Ufo Tree Hotel, Harads (Sweden)
Pacific Environments, Yellow Tree House Restaurant, Warkworth (New Zealand)
baumraum, Andreas Wenning, Jungle House