Tree House

“Houses look as if they have sprouted naturally from beneath the stones” (pg.74)

Inspired by the text in Brian Dillon’s essay, I am looking into making a structure that can accommodate both  people and plants to make it a living tree house.

final  ferris-wheel

The negative space drawing from last week’s collage has the potential to be developed as the underground structure for the tree house, reflecting the root of a tree.

For the structure above the ground, I have the idea of creating a growing tree house that branches out into many little private spaces (for different occupants/plants), similar to the concept of a Ferris wheel.


The conceptual collage shows the idea of my imaginary tree house.

The underground structure acts as the factory/machinery that takes care of all the plants in the spinning Ferris wheel.

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Dungeness has the largest area of vegetated shingle. The collages above show some common vegetation that can be found in Dungeness.

*Next week: To connect the artificial tree house with the existing landscape/vegetation, I will look more into the different species of plants on site and enhance the tree house idea.



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