9 Stunning Treehouses that Will Bring Out Your Inner Child

The word “” can conjure up fond childhood memories for many. As a kid, the idea of a house floating above the ground is an endless source of wonder– and that wonder never truly goes away! Countless designers have experimented with the idea of suspending their architecture among the trees, and a large number of those projects have made their way onto our site. See nine of our favorites, after the break.

The Sustainability Treehouse / Mithun

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Architects: Mithun
Location: Main Street, Glen Jean, WV 25846, USA
Executive Architect/Architect Of Record: BNIM
Area: 3357.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Joe Fletcher

Top 100 Architecture Firms

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Architect Magazine‘s third-annual ranking of American architecture firms takes a look at three factors: profitability, sustainability, and design quality. This whole picture approach provides an opportunity for small and large firms to go head to head, with a result of the best architecture firms, not necessarily the biggest.

Some of these practices have been featured on ArchDaily like Perkins + Will, , Cannon Design, and .

Take a look at the complete rankings after the break.

Mosler Lofts / Mithun

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Designed by Mithun, the 12-story Mosler Lofts were the first LEED Silver certified condos in Seattle. An example of how to create value through innovative, sustainable design beyond an initial development vision, this development was 90% sold within the first 6 months on the market due to its highly sustainable features and contemporary design.

Architect: Mithun
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Project Area: 242,800 sqf
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider