This unique Treehouse was designed by Phorm Architecture + Design, a unique façade, beautiful garden house, and several different spaces inside features in this modern treehouse in Brisbane, Australia.
Described by the studio as a “detached residential extension”, the Taringa Treehouse is built under the shelter of a tree, in the backyard of a property in the Queensland city. The treehouse presents no formal elevation back to the original house. Only the ‘thin edge of the wedge’ is present. The intention was not to fill the backyard but retain the natural aspect and vacancy.
The wedge-shaped structure presents its broadest sides to the neighbouring properties and its narrowest towards the owner’s home and garden. In an effort to reduce the impact of the structure further, a ground-floor patio is cut into the tip of the two-storey structure. The garden-facing elevation is made from weatherboard, while metallic cladding covers the western facade.
Inside, the climbing wall stretches up the back wall of an informal lounge area, while a translucent stairwell wraps around its back, leading to a study, bedroom and bathroom on the upper floor.
Spaces are wood lined throughout, bar the bathroom, which has glossy grey-painted walls that match the colour of the upholstery selected for the sofa and bean bag. There’s a wooden table and shelves are built into the study to make the most of the angular space.
The backyards tend to be overgrown, unruly spaces and are the domain of children and makeshift structures. The treehouse is devised as an invitation to visit and engage with this distinct yet typically unchartered territory.
The scale of the building is proportioned to the tree. The structure is stretched and elongated to reach the low branches. Many aspects of the treehouse are informed not from local domestic architecture but rather the playful language and sensibilities of children’s cubby houses which traditionally inhabit this terrain.
This Modern Treehouse was posted on page dezeen magazine with title “phorm architecture design taringa treehouse house extension brisbane climbing wall“