Fab Tree Hab

Terreform's Fab Tree Hab

Our dwelling is composed with 100% living nutrients. Here traditional anthropocentric doctrines are overturned and human life is subsumed within the terrestrial environs. Home, in this sense, becomes indistinct and fits itself symbiotically into the surrounding ecosystem. This home concept is intended to replace the outdated design solutions at Habitat for Humanity. We propose a method to grow homes from native trees. A living structure is grafted into shape with prefabricated Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) reusable scaffolds. Therefore, we enable dwellings to be fully integrated into an ecological community.

Main Idea

Fab Tree Hab Village: 100% Living Habitat Prefabricated with Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Reusable Scaffolds to Graft Trees into Shape. Nature's Home.
Mitchell Joachim, Javier Arbona, Lara Greden (Archinode.com article)

In congruence with ecology as the guiding principal, this living home is designed to be nearly entirely edible so as to provide food to some organism at each stage of its life cycle. While inhabited, the home's gardens and exterior walls continually produce nutrients for people and animals. As a positive contribution to the ecosystem it supports an economy comprised of truly breathing products not reconstituted or processed materials. Imagine a society based on slow farming trees for housing structure instead of the industrial manufacture of felled timber. The Fab Tree Hab presents a sophisticated methodology to grow homes from living native trees. This 100% living habitat is prefabricated using Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) reusable scaffolding, manufactured off-site in advance. These scaffold sections can be readily shipped and assembled to fit local tree and woody plant species. Therefore, we enable dwellings to be a fully integrated part of an ecological community.

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  • I would love to live in a tree

    kissingjule on February 19th, 2014
  • Genetic engerneering.

    Kss07 on February 21st, 2014
  • WTF are they serious? How should this i mean hve they ever seen a real tree growing?

    Asu on March 1st, 2014
  • In a far far future when human kind was able to use trees as their dwelling they still wore those horrible bicycle helmets

    Carina on March 1st, 2014

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