Tree licious

I stumbled on this AMAZING tree house design in Dwell. It is perched on a hill in Los Angeles.
These photos are taken by Eric Staudenmaier.
"When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie. The tree revived itself, continuing to grow from its newfound horizontal position. At that point, the owner decided to honor its resilience by incorporating it into a 172-square-foot office / guest house."

Rockefeller Partners Architects spent about eight months on the design. “It was a complex little puzzle,” said Chris Kempel, the project’s architect. “It was like taking a box and poking it with chopsticks,” he said about five slightly canted steel columns that pierce its cedar exterior. “We had a bunch of fun with it.”"

Makes me want to go hug that tree :)

1 comment:

  1. Is that an outdoor shower in the last photo? Pretty interesting architect.