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School in Kiefernwäldchen by Ramona Buxbaum Architekten; photo by Thomas Eicken

Having established her namesake practice earlier last year, a Darmstadt-based architect Ramona Buxbaum has completed this educational facility located in the midst of a leafy forest in a German town of Griesheim. Composed of three individual, elevated buildings which are interconnected with a set of roofed bridges, the school’s treehouse-like structure was developed in order to preserve as many trees as possible. (more…)

'Tree House' by Bates Masi + Architects

'Tree House' by Bates Masi + Architects

The New York-based Bates Masi + Architects designed this two level single family residence, referred to by its’ Owner as his “tree house”, in a dense grove of pines and hollies with a view of the bay from the second level.

'Tree House' by Bates Masi + Architects

'Tree House' by Bates Masi + Architects

Here is what the architects say:

“The approach by a raised wooden walkway arrives at a walled deck and glass entrance. Two guest bedrooms, bath and guest deck are on the first floor with a steel stair leading to the living, dining, kitchen and Master Suite on the second floor.”

Bedroom, 'Tree House' by Bates Masi + Architects

Bedroom, 'Tree House' by Bates Masi + Architects

“All exterior and interior wall surfaces and cabinets are rough cut cypress; the flooring is bleached oak. The ceilings are exposed fir structural members and doors and windows are aluminum. The 1″ X 12″ cypress vertical louvers on the high windows reduce the intensity of the southern sun. The east and west walls of the house are virtually blank because of the close proximity of the neighbors and a public walkway.

The house has 1500-sq. ft. exclusive of decking.”

'Tree House' by Bates Masi + Architects

'Tree House' by Bates Masi + Architects

'Tree House' by Bates Masi + Architects

'Tree House' by Bates Masi + Architects

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Between Heaven and Earth: the tree houses by Baumraum

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 21.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Tree house in Carinthia, Austria

Tree house in Carinthia, Austria

A love of adventure and the desire to find a hiding place were probably the impulses which motivated us as children to climb trees and build a tree house among the branches, concealed among the leaves. In view of this the exclusive tree houses made by the firm of Baumraum in Bremen is sure to awaken memories of childhood in many of us, and arouse yearnings for this unique place between heaven and earth.

Inside the tree house

Inside the tree house

The Baumraum team, which is made up of architects, landscape designers, innovative craftsmen and tree experts, plans modern tree house designs which are constructed to the individual specifications of the client. Their structures, which range from small play houses for children to elaborate and habitable dwellings, are integrated into the environment in a natural way.
Of course modern technology plays a decisive role here: the tree houses are mainly held in place by cables fastened to one or more trees. And where there aren’t enough suitable trees available, part of the house or even the whole structure can be supported by a base fixed to the ground.

'Louisa' in Frankfurt, Germany

'Louisa' in Frankfurt, Germany

The special spatial situation of tree houses makes it possible to provide their structures with idiosyncratic shapes, giving the design of the base of the house a highly unusual architectural aspect. These romantic refuges merge with the treetops like birds’ nests.

Inside

Inside

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