baumraum places elliptical pod around two oaks for treehouse djuren
photo by alasdair jardine
all images courtesy of baumraum

 

 

 

to serve as a comfortable escape for a family on a wooded property in northern germany, baumraum has completed the ‘treehouse djuren’ around two large oaks. the structure is characterized by its egg-shaped profile, which is accentuated by elliptical windows and glossy white façade finish. the interior space is comprised of sleeping benches covered in gray felt, and provides many views to the forested context.

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the treehouse’s vertical load is carried by four inclined steel supports, and it is horizontally braced by the adjacent trees
photo by alasdair jardine

 

 

 

from below, the treehouse is accessed via two ship ladders, which are separated by a lower terrace at a height of 3.8 meters above the ground plane. the second deck is located 5.6 meters in the air, and contains entry to the elevated pod.

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the glossy and white egg-shaped profile is contrasted by the robust wood decks
photo by alasdair jardine

 

 

 

the small dwelling’s vertical load is carried by four inclined steel supports, while it is structurally stiffened through its connections to the trees. the two oaks also bear the weight of the two terraces, through a system of cables and textile straps. in contrast to the white ends of the egg-shaped pod, the volume’s underside as well as the terraces are made of wood, while the roof is clad in sheet zinc. a curved window is integrated into the rounded front façade, providing an additional view outward.

baumraum treehouse djuren designboom

the terraces are hung from the two trees by steel cables and textile straps
photo by alasdair jardine

baumraum treehouse djuren designboom

the interior space is comprised of sleeping benches covered in gray felt
photo by alasdair jardine

baumraum treehouse djuren designboom

the treehouse provides many views outward to the forested context
photo by alasdair jardine

baumraum treehouse djuren designboom

photo by alasdair jardine

baumraum treehouse djuren designboom

(left): an elliptical shaped window accentuates the volume’s egg-shaped profile
(right): a curved window is integrated into the rounded front façade
photos by alasdair jardine

baumraum treehouse djuren designboom

photos by alasdair jardine

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: groß ippener, north germany
tree type: two oaks
height of lower terrace: 3.8 m
height of upper terrace and treehouse: 5.6 m
interior area: 10.6 sqm
terrace area: 16.4 sqm
photography: alasdair jardine

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