Aerial shot of House of the Tall Chimneys by Frankie Pappas.

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The team lidar scanned around 40,000 square meters of the forested site to create a 3D model—including trees, branches, and roots—that would allow them to accurately determine how to position and design the building to have minimal impact on the surrounding trees. "We then designed a seriously thin building that could slot between the trees," says Frankie Pappas.

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