Elevated on stilts, the interconnected cylindrical volumes that make up Paarman Treehouse offer a stunning, panoramic view of the forest that surrounds the Cape Town retreat. Though glass features heavily in its design, the combination of cylinders and timber slats that cover the exterior of the building help it to blend in to the environment, reducing its aesthetic impact.
Paarman Treehouse was designed by Mala Vorster, a local Cape Town architecture studio. The building was placed on stilts not only to mimic the appearance of the trees in the area, but also to elevate the home so that the views from inside are as spectacular as possible. It's built on the highest portion of a slope for the same reason. Residents can enter the house via a swirling staircase underneath the abode.
Malan Vorster's Paarman Treehouse Gives Panoramic Forest Views
1. Cylindrical Architecture - Exploring the design and construction techniques of cylindrical buildings offers new possibilities for unique and visually striking structures.
2. Integration of Nature - Combining natural elements such as trees and forest views into architectural designs presents opportunities to create harmonious and immersive living environments.
3. Elevated Retreats - Creating elevated structures like treehouses provides an elevated perspective and breathtaking views, offering a unique experience for residents and tourists alike.
1. Architecture - Architects and designers can explore and incorporate cylindrical structures in their projects, pushing the boundaries of traditional building methods and aesthetics.
2. Sustainable Construction - Integrating sustainable materials and techniques into the construction of nature-centric buildings allows for the development of eco-friendly and visually appealing retreats.
3. Hospitality and Tourism - Investing in elevated retreats with panoramic views can attract tourists seeking unique and immersive experiences, injecting innovation and differentiation into the hospitality sector.