Urban Treehouse by baumraum
Location: Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany Year: 2014 Area: 226 sqft Photo courtesy: Laura Fiorio Description: The Urban Treehouse is a family project and is based on the initiative of the grandfather Hans-Joachim and his grandson Kolja, who ultimately implemented the project. Once more, it is conceived as an experiment and a research project for new construction and housing in tune with nature. It is intended to serve as an oasis and inspire friends and guests of the family, as well as students and those interested in architecture. We were very enthusiastic when the developer, Kolja Stegemann, approached us with the idea of implementing treehouses in the urban environment of Berlin. Treehouses are normally associated with a rural environment or natural surroundings. Thus, such an undertaking is somewhat rare and very appealing for a planner. In Berlin, one is in good company with regard to small, extraordinary buildings. Here, there mare many alternative projects, which often with small budgets occupy niches in the city. As planners, we looked forward to contributing to the tradition of architectural culture in Berlin through this task.