Wooden Treehouse C | Stilt Studios
Following the previous success of prefabricated wooden house in Buduk, Wooden Treehouse C is the next wooden building prototype created by Stilt Studios. This treehouse building is a part of a housing community called Bukit Sari, a quiet area with a high living standard. It is located in Penestanaan, a village outside the town of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Penestanaan is a well-known artist village ever since 1930s. This exact location is surrounded by cozy restaurants and bars, yet at the same time is embedded into lush rice fields.
The architects sought to combine innovative prefab structure with a minimized footprint, maintaining a harmonious coexistence with nature. Just like the previous wooden projects, the structural principle of wooden treehouse C lies in the core element consisting of 4 vertical columns supported by stairs. The structure also supports the building’s ceiling and floor planes with sturdy steel cables running through the core elements. The structure allows the planes to create a streamlined facade with thin window frames and panels that are able to carry their own weight.
Unlike the previous treehouse project in Buduk, Treehouse C in Ubud is divided into several spaces such as a kitchen which is accompanied by a spacious living room, spacious bedroom and sitting area, instead of making it one open space with a surrounding terrace. This whole unit can accommodate 2 to 4 people in an area of 64 m2. The shape of the tree house owned by the building is supported by large windows on all sides of the building making the potential view of Mount Agung can be optimally enjoyed by users.
Wood Treehouse C’s outdoor garden is designed by True Nature Nusantara which uses permaculture design principles to create edible landscapes. The garden is full of flowers, tropical ornamental plants, edible fruits and spices, with a small pond in one corner. Bodhi Denton, the director, said the garden has a goal to create a dreamy and wild labyrinth consisting of low-maintenance and colorful perennial plants and trees. This then provides users with hidden away places to sit and enjoy the view of the adjacent rice fields.