This concept for a chrysalis tree house restaurant was made back in 2008 by Pacific Environments Architects out of NZ for US Yellow Pages. Would have been nice if it could have been realised somehow, but the concept is pretty nice.

[Tree house restaurant via Inhabitat]

As I think more about a project to create the CG environments of the Butterflies and Moths in my imagined world, seeing a related concept like this for humans is nice. While the concepts I am working with are more dramatic, for a serious design this is pretty special, though I would like to see the idea far higher up in the trees myself.

While we are here, I have been thinking texture more than slats like the restaurant, well how about this for reference – a cocoon pavilion with a groovy bio shell.

[cocoon pavilion via Evolo]