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A treehouse brings back some very fond memories. It’s been a place of changing perspectives, nature inviting you to literally stand above things, a magical location to ponder what could be…

If you can imagine living in a treehouse, but don’t have the place to do so or if you just doubt the stability of such an undertaking, you might fall in love with the following alternative near Cape Town, South Africa. It’s a nice homage, elevated on four cylindrical towers and created by local studio Malan Vorster.

The primary goal of the four-storey-high Paarman Treehouse was a view resembling the enormous trees of the site. Large Windows enwrapped in beautiful battens of red cedar take full advantage of the elevated view, whereas the columns inside support each floor by using Corten steel. All areas inside feature distinct functionality, adding up to a very natural incorporation of design and usability.

You won’t find any treated materials otherwise, as the architects deliberately went for a look that weathers over time to blend in perfectly with its surroundings.

Check out the glorious images that might change your perspective once again.

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