Malan Vorster has designed a modern tree house design project where four round columns are elevated on posts to conceive this resort in Cape Town, which was created to allow views amongst the trees.
The Cape Town-based architects created the home for a client who wanted their hideaway in the Constantia suburb of the South African capital that resembles a tree house.
The purpose was to counter to the top of the tall trees circling the area to maximize views from the highest part of the sloped section.
Four round pillars raised above the soil on stilts extend from each side four-storey-high Paarman Treehouse, each allowing big windows to take advantage of landscapes in many regions.
Battens of red cedar wrap the tree house, with generous gaps throughout the windows and tighter spacing to give privacy for the occupants.
These columns, arms, and rings are all built from laser-cut and folded Corten steel plate and attach to the displayed wood flooring with hand-turned brass elements.
The architects left all the elements untreated with the purpose that they will dry naturally over time, helping the tree house to tone with the neighboring trees.
A suspended timber and Corten steel ramp lead up to the doorway of the house on the first level.
The main living area fills this first floor of the house, with each of the semi-circular bays covering a distinctive role, including a patio, a dining alcove, and the main staircase.
On the second floor, the master bedroom highlights a void surrounded by a glass balustrade with views to the level at the front, while the en-suite bathroom occupies a nook at the rear.