Maybe one day, we’ll all live in houses that blend in so closely with their surroundings they simply vanish into the environment. Until then we’ll just have to settle on innovative offerings in the hospitality industry, like the Treehotel in Northern Sweden. One of their several surreal treehomes, the Mirrorcube, designed by architects Tham & Videgård and built in 2010, is a vaulted lightweight aluminum structure 4x4x4 meters in size with a mirror clad exterior that quite literally reflects upon its surroundings. The interior provides 360 degree views through several windows and is perfectly situated for a couple complete with double bed, bath, living room and even a roof terrace. Further throwbacks to an indigienous-meets-modern lifestyle is the Endor-like rope bridge leading up to the cube. And in case you’re concerned about low flying aves, a clever solution is already in place: an infrared film visible to birds eyes only is laminated over the entire surface. The person responsible for cleaning windows is an entirely different matter.
Stay is a series of unique hotels, destinations and travel suggestions by the GP crew. Ranging from our own experiences to personal insights, consider these posts a must-read for cool, achievable and occasionally ludicrous travel recommendations. Travel well, men.