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A Forest For Rest
WINNER - Best Tiny House of the Year - 2020
Living among trees is a bouquet of sensations. It is a well-structured and complex composition of visions and illusions.
Brief: "Design a Tiny House, less space than 27 m2 / 300 sq. ft."
Concept of the competition: "The treehouse is the materialization of a desire for adventure, reconciliation with nature."
2021 / Competition
Volume Zero Competitions
Pedro Tuma, Arjun Desai, Juliana Terra, Katherine Chia, Todd Saunders, Biju Kuriakose, Enk Te Winkel, Anna Juni, Gustavo Delonero, Luís Rebelo De Andrade, Tiago Rebelo De Andrade
Forest, No location
We all dreamt about it, designed it, and longed for it. The luckiest ones owned one. For sure, few people can say that the treehouse was not one of their greatest childhood aspirations.
The treehouse is maybe one of the first and most shared archetypes of architecture. It is the shelter of childhood. It is a safe place. It is the stronghold where to feel independent and keep the adult world at a distance. It is an inaccessible place suspended between the sky and trees. It is the scenery and projection of extremely exciting adventures.
Once children become adults, the treehouse often turns into a distant memory or an unfulfilled dream. Among all adults, architects have an extraordinary privilege. They can build their childhood desires.
We try to rediscover through the folds of memory the moments spent imaging what their refuge would be like. Architects will evoke those days spent sketching it on sheets of paper. Consequently, through the language and knowledge of adults, it will be possible to dream again of a world of silence brushed by the wind and populated by squirrels and birds.
Indeed, the treehouse is more than a place. The suspended shelter is more than space. The treehouse is the materialization of a desire for adventure, a spurt of creativity, reconciliation with nature. It is a desire for peace and serenity that any adult in any part of the world has never stopped dreaming about.