Living room doors opening onto deck
Modern home in the forest reinterprets the treehouse


Casa Flotante (“floating house”) is exactly as advertised: a gorgeous, timber home that appears to float in the surrounding forest. Mexican architecture firm Talleresque designed the sophisticated take on a treehouse in a lush Mexico City neighborhood.

The house stretches vertically into the tree canopy, like a giant, illuminated tree trunk. The frame sits on nine stilts, creating 936 square feet of living space. A floating timber staircase wraps around the outside of the house and is the main passageway for getting from level to level.


Photo: Studio Chirika via Designboom


Living room with drum set and desk
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Photo: Studio Chirika via Designboom

On the ground floor, the multi-purpose living room opens out onto an expansive deck. Indoors, there’s a kitchenette, desk, and plenty of room for a drum kit. The bedroom is on the third floor, where a row of skylights offers a peek of the flora.


Wooden staircase wrapping around house
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Photo: Studio Chirika via Designboom

All of the levels have large windows and platforms that open out onto the forest, making the house feel like it’s one with the trees.



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