baumraum elevates treehouse solling above pond in germany
baumraum elevates treehouse solling above pond in germany
jun 13, 2014
baumraum elevates treehouse solling above pond in germany


baumraum elevates treehouse solling above pond in germany
photo by markus bollen
all images courtesy of baumraum

 

 

 

following the restoration of an old forester’s home outside the town of uslar, germany, baumraum have elevated the ‘treehouse solling’ above a pond to serve as sleeping quarters as well as a vantage point for observing the wooded environment. from land, a stair passes through a grove of hemlock spruce, accessing a deck situated 4.2 meters above the water surface. the two-storey dwelling is supported by 12 inclined steel posts, while the bridge is hung from cables tied back to the large trees.

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the rounded volume serves as sleeping quarters and as a vantage point for observing the wooded environment
photo by markus bollen

 

 

 

the property is accessed by a private road running along a small stream. to complement the home’s restoration, the surrounding landscape was carefully designed to amplify the idyllic setting, including the addition of two ponds. the treehouse provides a space for framing and appreciating the natural and tranquil setting, especially for the young son and friends. the interior of the rounded dwelling contains sleeping benches, storage areas, and many windows for viewing the forested context. a skylight allows for stargazing at night from the upper level.

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the two-storey dwelling is supported by 12 inclined steel posts
photos by markus bollen

baumraum treehouse solling designboom

an exterior stair accesses the upper level
photo by markus bollen

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the lower interior space is wrapped with sleeping benches
photo by markus bollen

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many windows allow for observation of the forest setting
photo by markus bollen

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the exterior is clad in zinc plate
photo by markus bollen

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: uslar, germany
tree type: hemlock
interior area: 11.0 sqm
terrace area: 26 sqm
photography: markus bollen

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