The goal was to cut out the extremely loud claps that occurred when bullet train emerged from tunnels. Engineers looked toward the kingfisher, which dives seamlessly into water. A nosecone designed after the beak solved the issue.
Called "Tree Hopper", the winning project of the Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award presents a mixed structure - built around a tree. Through a spiral staircase, visitors can access the comfortable accommodations that resemble a futuristic beehive.