This unique tree-house design reminds me of an onion. It can also be conceived as a cocoon, a sea shell or a glowing lantern at night time. However you might see it, it’s actually a restaurant 10m up a redwood tree, called the Yellow Treehouse cafe, designed by Pacific Environments Architects.
Currently under construction on a site north of Auckland, the Yellow Treehouse concept is driven by the â€˜enchantedâ€™ site which is raised above an open meadow and meandering stream on the edge of the woods.
itâ€™s natural oval form is wrapped â€˜organicallyâ€™ around the trunk and structurally tied at top and bottom. It sits almost 10m wide and over 12m high, with a split-level floor sitting 10m off the ground and a 60m tree-top walkway for access.