14 Jun '15, 4am

Students took a cue from the birds to create this cool space.

Materials were sourced on site including locally felled spruce, larch and western red cedar and only two mechanical fixtures were required to affix the treehouse to the tree. Lathes of spruce were cut and some of them were glue-laminated together to create sturdier ribs with which to work with. The lathes were woven together to increase stability and to create the tunneled walkway and the spiraling pod play area. Jerry Tate said : “The form was inspired by a weaver bird’s nest which looks dramatic but is safe and secure. Nature is a sublime designer.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/dramatic-dartmoor-treehouse-is-woven...

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