british family is living the highlife in treehouses by blue forest
all images courtesy of blue forest
british design firm blue forest has developed ‘living the highlife’, which is comprised of two treehouses, with one designated for children and the other for adults. the elevated dwellings are linked among a network of rope bridges, which accesses the ‘adventure play area’ and ‘assault course’ also located on the site. the aerial complex provides a playful getaway for the owners’ family, and is able to accommodate guests as well.
the roof of the children’s treehouse is comprised of three pointed tower forms
the children’s treehouse is characterized by its tall pointed towers, which reference medieval architectural forms. inside, a concealed hatch in the upper floor leads to a game room above. additionally, the complex includes an 80-yard zip line, which accesses the ‘assault course’ on the forest ground.
the elevated complex is connected by a series of rope bridges
the adult dwelling features a low conical roof, with walls clad in hand-split oak shingles and cedar tongue-and-groove boards. the interior is composed of a kitchen, bathroom, and large living area, with a thick tree passing through the center of the space.
a concealed hatch leads to a game room in the upper storey of the children’s treehouse
the pointed tower forms produce high interior spaces
the adult dwelling features a low conical roof
a tree passes through the living room
the adult dwelling features a large open room able to accommodate dinner parties