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.