Free Spirit Spheres by Tom Chudleigh

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AUTHOR:

Tom Chudleigh

YEAR:

2012

LOCATION:

Hotel Free Spirit Spheres

 Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © Free Spirit Spheres, mark mahaney

SOURCE:

Free Spirit Spheres - mark mahaney

 

NOTE: 

The "Spherical Tree House" concept borrows heavily from sailboat construction and rigging practice. It's a marriage of tree house and sailboat technology. Wooden spheres are built much like a cedar strip canoe or kayak. Suspension points are similar to the chain plate attachments on a sailboat. Stairways hang from a tree much like a sailboat shroud hangs from the mast. Spherical architecture has many unconventional features. Conventional buildings separate walls, ceiling and floor with hard lines. In a sphere the walls and ceiling merge into one. The function changes but the form remains the same. It is a unified structure with one continuous wall. I call this uniwall construction. There are only 2 sides to a sphere, inside and outside. 

from:  Tom Chudleigh