Treehouse is a beach house contains individual zones for the couple and their two adult daughters, with opportunities to separate access between the spaces. A large Living and Dining space with outdoor entertaining areas were created, within which all family members and friends can congregate. Another important brief requirement was a space in which the client can practice yoga, offering spatial isolation with an external outlook.
The trees were a dominant feature on the site which were to be preserved. The need for multiple flexible zones and the need for spaces, which allowed both isolation and congregation, were also major considerations.
The curved path from the main living to the main bedroom offers an example of the Yoga’s influence, as the external and internal walls between these spaces stretch themselves in 3 dimensions around the trees.
The trees presence is constant yet varies both internally and externally. The impact from the street as well as the views of the trees from the interior, and the light they cast both on and within the house creates a balanced relationship between the built form and nature, which in turn is continually evolving as the trees grow and the light changes.