Some of us think that our far off ancestors lived in the trees — andduring our childhood, when our thoughts and memories are most pure, weyearn to climb trees growing in our gardens, in our parks, in ourcities. As we get older, the urge to climb trees subsides as weride elevators up to our offices in the sky and look out across thecities where we live. Yet occasionally, as we’re sealed up tightin our artificially climatic spaces, we long for a breath of fresh air.
At a German company called baumraum an architect, a landscape architect, an arbologist, and a craftsmandesign modern, natural and solidly constructed treehouses. Eachtreehouse project is assessed individually. The team takes intoconsideration both the condition of the environment and of the tree,with the size and features the clients desire.
baumraum offers a range of wood-types as well as options for insulatedwalls. Treespaces can be outfitted with sitting and sleepingbenches, storage spaces, a mini-kitchen, heating, glass windows,lighting, as well as a sound system for multimedia. Every pieceis pre-fabricated in a workshop, and then brought together on site.
Sound like something you’ve been wanting? The baumraum teamoffers free consultation where they can talk you through every optionavailable as you put together your dream treehouse. Thetreehouses can span multiple levels and sit among several trees. Treehouses are mostly secured with ropes, thereby minimising the impactof stress to the tree or trees on which the house is placed. Andif a tree is particularly weak, or even if a treehouse is wanted wherethere is no suitable tree, stilts are used to guarantee peopleeverywhere can once again climb trees. By Andrew J Wiener.