'The Tree House' by Matt Fajkus Architecture received its name due to the fact that it was built around an oak tree.
The architects made sure that the tree, which lies in the center of the home's backyard pavilion, is visible from every room in the house. Rather than viewing it as an impediment to their design and cutting it down, the architects transformed the oak into a focal point, both inside and outside of the residence. The tree's lush canopy also provides extra shade for the outdoor spaces.
The home's front is made up of a single two-storey structure, characterized by a floating upper level, while the back is made up of two single-storey structures placed on either side of tree, effectively enclosing the backyard. Inside the two-storey volume, the tree is visible through a wall of of differently-sized windows, which also encourage light into the hallway.
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