The Future of Teepees Looks ... Well, Dark. But We Like It.

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By Reuben Brody

 
The Future of Teepees Looks ... Well, Dark. But We Like It.
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26 May 2017

Antony Gibbon is a British architect who combines the technical knowledge of modern architecture with a background in biomimicry, a school of design that models structures on figures and processes from the natural world.

The effect of this? While his dwellings stike a cyberpunk figure on first glance, something about them is distinctly native. That is, they draw inspiration — and source materials — from the world that surrounds them.

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Take his ORKA, a conical, three-story teepee that uses massive beams and diamond-shaped patterns to create an ominous, lurid wall above 33 square feet of open-format floorspace. There’s also a roof deck for panoramic views. Views are a constant in his work. His treehouse is built to keep the trees intact, while his Embryo houses are like cocoons hidden in the canopy — if you recall the Ewok huts on Endor, you know the look.

While ORKA is currently in its conceptual stage, anyone with a parcel of land and an open mind can contact Gibbon to make it a reality.

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