Bookend Residence

WholeTrees Residential

Completed: 2007 Location: Stoddard, Wisconsin The passive-solar and off-grid two-story house features a hydronic solar heating tube set in concrete and curtain wall system that incorporates recycled 8’x8′ hardwood shipping pallets. The Bookend Residence is located at Driftless Farm and the forest land where WholeTrees began. This place and these trees have served as an inspiration for WholeTrees growth. Architect: …

Medici in Normal – Restaurant

WholeTrees Commercial/Retail, Interiors

Completed: 2007 Location: Normal, IL Situated in a high clerestory light well, this colossal and spectacularly gnarled decorative tree is the focal design element of the Medici Restaurant and Bakery in Normal, Illinois. Architect: Behr Design Studio Completed: 2007 Location: Normal, IL Situated in a high clerestory light well, this colossal and spectacularly gnarled decorative tree is the focal design …

Chrysalis Residence

WholeTrees Residential

Completed: 2006 Location: Avalanche, WI The Chrysalis farm house’s branched timber structure was harvested entirely on farm grounds, and skidded to their building site by the resident draft horse. Its straw bale envelope keeps the home warm during the harsh Wisconsin winters. An attached solar greenhouse provides food and heat, while incorporating a greywater filtration system. The Chrysalis house caught …