Parktown Treehouse

A family with young boys requested a treehouse in a gnarled Jacaranda tree. To encourage the children to play outside, it was outfitted with two fireman’s poles, a swing, two separate platforms and a bridge leading down to the garden where the existing playset is located.

Constructed of structural pine, gum poles, and steel; the treehouse is bound together with rope to give it a whimsical and fantastical feeling. Constructed with a spiral staircase around the tree, all limbs removed during construction were re-incorporated in the structure, breaking up the reliance on readymade factory timber.

Completed: 2016

Location: Johannesburg

Size: 25sqm

© Nico van Loggerenberg

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