This Stunning Glass Treehouse Is A Tubular Triumph

It's a long way from the one you built in the backyard.
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A.Masow Architects

A.Masow Architects

Kazakhstan-based Aibek Almassov of A.Masow Architects has come up with our latest dose of design porn in the form of a high-tech tubular glass house designed to be built around a fully grown tree.

A.Masow Architects

A.Masow Architects

A sort of inverted treehouse, it's intended to provide an escape from the "sweltering concrete boxes" of city life and offer 360-degree-views of its forest setting.

A.Masow Architects

A.Masow Architects

According to Almassov a glass and solar panel manufacturer is interested in making the dreamlike property a reality, and construction could begin soon.

A.Masow Architects

A.Masow Architects

"Really it's not so difficult to build it," he tells Dezeen. "The problem was to find investors....One of them has owns a factory for the production of glass with transparent solar panels."

A.Masow Architects

A.Masow Architects

In theory the house could be constructed in any location, though the design lends itself best to a forest setting, with the top of the house rising above the tallest trees. 

A.Masow Architects

A.Masow Architects

"We wanted to combine the capabilities of modern industrial design and the natural wealth and beauty," Almassov says. "And more importantly it doesn't harm to environment."

A.Masow Architects

A.Masow Architects

The glazed walls and ceiling will reveal four narrow ring-shaped floors, as well as a spiraling white staircase that wraps around the trunk of the tree, while a glass shower cubicle mirrors the tubular form of the building. Does this thing come with blinds?