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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Treehouse by SHED Architecture & Design

Treehouse by SHED Architecture & Design

SHED is a full-service design and architecture studio from Seattle. They are not afraid of challenging projects from custom homes, remodels, interiors, landscape, furniture and conceptual designs. Treehouse is a single family residence located on a park in Seattle, WA. Built on an inaccessible, steep slope lot, the project overcame significant design and construction challenges to create a unique home elevated in the trees.

"In 1999, the owners discovered an “un-buildable” lot while searching the internet for cheap vacant lots in Seattle. At first attracted by the price, the owners soon realized that the lot was adjacent to the park where their community garden plot was located. The project had three primary design objectives: minimize long term site impacts; design a cost effective and resource efficient building; use view, light and enclosure to accentuate the experience of living in the tree canopy. House emphasizes natural light and quality of space over expensive products and finishes. Simple plan with a developed, double height section creates the sense of a large house. Openings accentuate experience of and connection to park, tree canopy and sky. Skylight is centrally located, and functions as a “hearth” that connects house interiors "

Words: SHED, Thisispaper
Photography: Courtesy of SHED

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