Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From prehistoric-era findings to the first-ever floating museum, our round-up of the web

Baumraum’s Prefab Tree Houses Start at $6,000 German design firm Baumraum custom-builds tree houses roughly the size of motorhomes. After taking into account the site—and health and future wellbeing of the surrounding trees and their roots—they prefabricate many of the houses. Of the 50 they’ve assembled around the world, prices (including construction and interior work) have ranged from approximately $20,000 to $167,000. That said, they’ve …

Paris to Open World’s First-Ever Floating Museum

Located at Pont des Invalides in Paris, a three-level museum called Fluctuart is set to house work from Swoon, JR, Keith Haring and more. The space will be the world’s first floating museum, and its rooftop (with weatherproof sculptures), main deck (coffee/cocktail bar, bookshop and permanent collection) and bottom level (for temporary exhibits and events) will be free to visit. Unlike at other museums, visitors …

3D-Printing Could Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

Dutch-based Concr3de has proposed an innovative plan to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral: combine 3D-printing and the ashes and rubble from the site. Essentially the debris resulting from the fire would be used to create new materials to rebuild the landmark. The concept would certainly be the among the most high-profile applications of 3D-printing tech and Concr3de has already built a gargoyle as proof of concept, using …