15 Brilliant Designs That Work Around Nature

By Ethan Bodnar
Instead of chopping down trees or cutting branches, many architects have come up with smart design solutions to avoid disturbing the land during construction.
On the contrary, they build around what Mother Nature has given them. Others base their design of a space around a resident tree or a new one they plant before construction. Take a look at this roundup of projects where creative solutions have honored the way trees grow naturally over time.