The Treehouse of our dreams
“The Sustainability Treehouse” > my treehouse
I came to grips with that fact in about 0.5 seconds after seeing the image immediately above. I had to maximize this one in the post so we can see the intricate wooden detail and multi-level floors of this dwelling in a West Virginia forest.
Says the architects Mithun:
The Sustainability Treehouse, a Living Building Challenge targeted interpretive and gathering facility situated in the forest at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, serves as a unique icon of camp adventure, environmental stewardship and innovative building design.
The treehouse acts as an educational gathering space for the Boy Scouts of America and it encapsulates a variety of sustainable technologies and first-hand examples. The wind turbines, seen in the gallery, is one at a grand scale that you don’t always see.
My favorite vantage point is the theatre that extends and hangs beneath floor level, creating seats that look down into the outside and TV screens at eye-level (the lead photo). You can see just how that looks with the longitudinal elevation below.
It’s my favorite feature of the treehouse because of how it attaches to the structure and incorporates the outside. Plus, I would probably hang out there the most. In fact, I’d love to hang out at the Sustainability Treehouse in general. I mean, this would definitely be the spot to shoot a music video if you were a kid rapper, ha.
More photos below and via ArchDaily.