Positioned 3.5 metres up in the trees, the split-level, cone-shaped cabins (inspired by the ancient Baobab tree) feature a living room, bedroom, bathroom, workspace, storage area and bespoke bar. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a balcony, as well as a deck featuring a private panoramic pool facilitate expansive views of the landscape. These levelled-up amenities are likely to appeal to the 48% of global travellers unwilling to sacrifice luxuries when seeking ‘off-grid’ trips in 2023 (Booking.com, 2022).
Meanwhile, powered by transparent solar devices covering the windows, each treehouse is equipped with the firm’s innovative Air to Water technology system, which produces water by absorbing moisture from humid air. This is achieved via air filters integrated into wood-covered aluminium lattice strips that cover the façade. The air that passes through the filters is condensed, processed and converted into drinking water, which is then stored before being transported to local communities using a distribution network.
Mask Architects says its “goal is to make the most basic need of water accessible – rather than a luxury experience – and to prevent hunger [and] thirst and the diseases and deaths [they] cause”.