Located in the Silicon Valley, California these three transparent houses ensure their inhabitants a peaceful and harmonious ambience surrounded by a green oak forest. When the owner of the houses saw the spot for the first time, he wanted to build a tree house for his children. But in time his ambitions evolved and he asked the specialist from Swatt Miers Architects to design three houses – one for meditation, one for creative thinking and one for sleeping. Here are a few words from the architects describing the project: “Each tea house is designed as a transparent steel and glass pavilion, hovering like a lantern over the natural landscape. Cast-in-place concrete core elements anchor the pavilions, supporting steel channel rim joists, which cantilever beyond the cores to support the floor and roof planes. With its minimal footprint, the design treads lightly on the land, minimizing grading and preserving the delicate root systems of the native oaks

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