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MHM User| 19 Jun 2013| 0 comments

With our AIA Treehouse Competition entry, we wanted to create an environment that fostered a meaningful connection to nature as well as a structure that encouraged exploration and play.  The resultant form is essentially two tree house spaces connected by a bridge.  The larger space uses the tree as a vantage point to survey the surrounding gardens through large apertures.  The smaller space has a greater sense of enclosure, focusing on the tree itself as an object of study and admiration.  Each space has a cargo net ladder that leads into or out of the raised tree house, encouraging unstructured exploration of different parts of the garden.