Treehouse Competition: Finalists / 2118

2118

The place for the future treehouse is the whole pacific area:
So in this specific case genius loci means the superordinated influences of nature which are the same around the whole pacific rim: wind and coconut trees

This project refers to these two parameters:
Coconut-shaped cocoons hanging on elastic ropes make up a flexible modular system which can be expanded horziontally and vertically via suspension bridges.
The elastic ropes mediate the movement and bending of the coconut trees to the inhabitants of the cocoon.
The result is a treehouse which is moved gently by the ocean breeze.
A single unit can be pre-fabricated from natural, recycled or high tech materials.
The bearing structure (elastic ropes) is independent from a specific (planned) constellation of trees.

To maximize the independence of the treehouse from the ground, access is provided by a pulley-block. The treehouse therefore has no permanent contact with the ground.
The pulley-blocks´ basket also indicates whether a treehouse is occupied or not.

Jens Kolb (born 1974)
started to study architecture at the University of Technology Karlsruhe (FH Karlsruhe) in 1996 and graduated in fall 2000. Worked for Fritsch + Ruby architects (Darmstadt, Germany), Schneider + Schumacher architects (Frankfurt, Germany) and MGH architects (Karlsruhe, Germany). First project realized in 2000/2001 (office building, Wörth, Germany).
Participated in the following competitions:
- Palos Verdes Art Center Competition
- Public Design Award, Germany
- LEG-Prize 2000 Competition: reorganisation of an island in the river Rhine (urban design / landscape design) – winning award (team-members: Marianne Bär, Thomas Schweiker)

Marianne Bär (born 1976)
started to study architecture at the University of Technology Karlsruhe (FH Karlsruhe) in 1996 and graduated in fall 2000. In 1998 she spent 6 months in Paris (France) working for Couvert & Terver architects.
Participated in the following competitions:
- Palos Verdes Art Center Competition
- LEG-Prize 2000 Competition: reorganisation of an island in the river Rhine (urban design / landscape design) – winning award (team-members: Marianne Bär, Thomas Schweiker)

Peter Dörr (born 1973)
started to study architecture at the University of Technology Karlsruhe (FH Karlsruhe) in 1996 and will graduate in spring 2001. Worked for Ostend 106 architects (Stuttgart, Germany), STK architects (Freiburg, Germany), Büro Robert architect (Berlin, Germany) and Spek-Design (Stuttgart). Since 1999 he works freelance as an event designer and architectural designer.
Participated in the following competition:
- LEG-Prize 2000 Competition: reorganisation of an island in the river Rhine (urban design / landscape design)


LEG-Prize 2000 Competition – projects:
http://www.fh-karlsruhe.de/fbab/SGA/content/galerie/galerie.htm