The Lau Treehouse

When a dream comes true!

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This is the story of Griffin Collier who attended Architecture at the Yale University. His dream -when he was a child- was to have a treehouse, ““but never had the right kind of tree for one,” says Collier, who grew up on Long Island. “I liked the idea of designing one for the architectural question of it, but also because it would be a fun structure, and I thought it would be great to have a communal one at Yale””. Yale News

Moreover a treehouse for Griffin sits between his interests in both architecture and sculpture, granted in an interview for the Yale University.
The treehouse sits in a 200-year-old sugar maple in the Yale Myers Forest. The shape of the treehouse is an “open-air structure, built in a series of square frames, and which features two platforms that aim to create a space for observing the natural flora and fauna of the forest. “It’s not a normal tree house in the sense of being a house in a tree,” explains Collier. “It’s a more loosely held space that you can inhabit in a tree. That openness was important to the design but also to the idea that visitors don’t feel separated from nature but engage with it””.

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