The competition invites participants to design an Original Contemporary Treehouse for use by a professional city couple as an escape space and retreat lodging to be used by the couple to recharge and feel close to nature. The Treehouse could be set on any woods, park land, Island, mountain top or large garden landscape with great views and connection to nature. It should be a cabin that allows them to connect and enjoy nature – the daylight, moonlight, stars and the sounds of nature (waterfalls, wind, birds, insects and other natural inhabitants).
Treehouses have a magic that stimulate imaginations in natural surroundings and an unforgettable adventure. The uniqueness of a evey Treehouse based on the unique feature of the host tree or trees adds to the childhood dream fairy tale like hideout, adventure playground or a space of great escape, set high in the sky. It is also a space of retreat transporting adults from the stresses of everything reality to a world high up the tree-top to be close to nature. Treehouse can be on any deciduous or coniferous trees such as oak, beech, maple, ash, cedar, hemlock, fir, larch or juniper. Participants are also free to use other strong and healthy trees types for their design proposal. Participants are also free to explore the possibilities of placing the Treehouse module amongst the trees, without directly using the branches or trunks but project the illusion of it is being carried by the tree.
Team (Architects, Architecture Graduates, Architecture Students)
Inter-Disciplinary Teams (engineers, designers, city planners or urbanist in-conjunction with an architect).
Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members (architects, architecture graduates or architecture students etc) aged 18 or over at the time of registration.
(1) Closing Date for Submission – April 24, 2014
(2) Announcement of Winners – May 14, 2014
Special Registration: US$60 from 07th November 2013 00:00 (GMT) to 20th November 2013 23:59 (GMT)
Early Registration: US$80 from 21st November 2013 00:00 (GMT) to 30th January 2014 23:59 (GMT)
Standard Registration: US$100 from 31st January 2014 00:00 (GMT) to 31st March 2014 23:59 (GMT)
Late Registration: US$150 from 01st April 2014 00:00 (GMT) to 18th April 2014 23:59 (GMT)