Jerry Tate Architects' treehouse for Dartmoor Arts WeekSource: Michael Smallcombe
Students worked with practice on £600 structure
Jerry Tate Architects has completed a treehouse for Dartmoor Arts Week.
The 10sq m structure came from the brief by a local farmer who wanted a safe play space for children and includes an accessible walkway and a 1.8m diameter pod with seating.
It was constructed around a mature oak tree and the materials were milled on site from locally felled spruce, larch and western red cedar.
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. We have just got planning permission for a very special country house that takes its form from a sycamore seed.”
The practice was commissioned to work with students and carpenter Harry Russell on the project, which had a budget of £600. The treehouse will remain in place for two years.
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