London-based company Invisible Works hopes to fill city parks in central London with semi-permanent installations that would draw more people into the greenery and out of the congested urban streets. The company envisions high-tech tree houses that can be a space to host restaurants, movie screenings, and live performances.
These biomimicry tree houses use elements found in nature to form theirdesign that blends seamlessly with the surrounding area. The eco-structures will remain in the parks for 10 years and will be privately financed.
Ed Shuster, the project director, explained that:
A lot of people who look at parks think they should be untouched, unspoiled places. We’re really saying that people need to be able to use this space, and people are living in a technologically developed city. How do we integrate these two things together without harming the environment, but enhancing it?
Take a look at more images of the tree houses in the photo gallery below: