Treehouses in botanical gardens typically, and appropriately, defer to the tree; refusing to damage it with traditional elevated designs. So Manzo Architects of St. Louis designed instead a “Treed Place of Play” for a spot beneath a tulip tree at the Missouri botanic.
“The structure recreates the impromptu hideouts found and explored by children. Two canted L-shaped structures surround the tree, producing an enclosed play space equipped with eye-slits and hidey-holes at all heights. Relax after play by laying back to enjoy the framed view of the dappled canopy and sky above.”
Executed with scrap lumber, for just $1,000. Huzzah!
[photos from Manzo Architects]