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Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

This trapezium-shaped box sitting on four slanting legs is a garden playhouse by Slovenian firm Ravnikar Potokar.

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

The wooden structure is designed to be self-supporting so that it can be erected among trees without leaning on them for support.

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

There is a full-height plexiglass window at one end of the tree house and tiny apertures with shutters on the sides.

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

Two retractable benches fold out of the walls, with a fixed bench at the back of the small inside space.

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

Photographs are by Andraž Kavčič, Robert Potokar, Robert Marčun.

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

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Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

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This freestanding house-by-a-tree is a multipurpose wooden play structure, standing on its own construction. It can be erected close to trees that are unable to support additional weight.

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

This tree house, conceived with contemporary design principles, is not modelled on any of the classic tree house forms that take their inspiration from either real houses or garden sheds.

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

Instead, children are offered a different understanding of shapes, new spatial experiences and new forms of play.

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

The house is made of spruce plywood, protected on the exterior by a colourless nano-varnish. The roof is covered in a roofing cardboard that shields against most kinds of unfavourable weather conditions.

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

Furnishings are minimal, constructed from dowel pins that we made with kids one Sunday afternoon.

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

Designer: Robert Potokar
Co-designer: Janez Brežnik
Location: Trnovo, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Construction: Tesarstvo Kregar

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

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Project: February 2008
Completion: first - June 2008, second -July 2009, third - October 2010
Building area: 3.5 m²


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