House Build Around the Full-Grown Tree Is Getting as Close to Nature as Possible

By Ingrid Longauerová, Epoch Times
April 13, 2016 Updated: April 14, 2016

To allow people to escape the concrete boxes of modern city life, Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov brings nature as close to you as a home can make possible.

His tubular, glass house has four floors built around a full-grown tree. And it gets even better. The glass offers a 360-degree view of the surroundings of nature.

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“The main purpose of this project is to offer an alternative to the bustle of city life,” Almasov from A Masow Architects told “We wanted to combine the capabilities of modern industrial design and the natural wealth and beauty.”

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The glass walls reveals spiral staircase running around the tree,  as well as bathroom with a similar glass style shower.

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“Climbing the stairs [in this] unusual house can be compared with the stages of spiritual purification, enlightenment, harmonising with the environment,” Almassov told

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The studio is already dealing with investors, so we should soon be able to see this unusual house become a reality.

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All photos courtesy of A Masow architects.