Treehouse

Studio Kyson, Epping, 2016

 

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A temporary treehouse structure

The project is an abstract take on the traditional treehouse concept, using a material palette of charred timber finished in Shou Sugi Ban (a traditional Japanese technique used to preserve wood) and smoked mirror that reflects the natural environment whilst being dark enough to prevent confusion amongst the wildlife
The installation explores the raw design principles of form, light and texture. ‘Treehouse’ expresses these through a series of juxtaposed contrasts in solid and void, dark and light, and rough and smooth
As a temporary unitised structure undertaken by the practices staff, ‘Treehouse’ is both quick to assemble and easily transportable.

Currently installed at Ambresbury House, it has also spent time in Epping Forest as well as being showcased at an exhibition in Shoreditch to mark the practice’s 10-year anniversary.

Data

  • Begun: Oct 2016
  • Completed: Nov 2016
  • Floor area: 12m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £15,000
  • Procurement: Self build
  • Address: Ambresbury House, Theydon Road, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 4EF, United Kingdom

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