Treehouse M

Treehouse M designed by Cambridge graduates Andong Lu and Pingping Dou of lanD sStudio is a weekend getaway home hoisted high into the tree canopies of Mount Qiyun, China. Envisioned as an intimate space for couples, the tree house carefully negotiates full immersion into the natural park’s landscape while maintaining a certain level of privacy for its guests. The project also incorporates some elements of traditional Chinese design with a contemporary interpretation, as the floor plan is developed through a series of eight prefabricated modular frames that were elevated and opened into their final forms. Using a timber and steel structure fabricated off-site, the project minimizes its construction impact on site and expedited the total build time while materials kept at their standard sizes further lends to the structure’s recyclability.  (Photos © Bowen Hou)

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