We often associate treehouses with a time of carefree innocence and as a place to escape from the rest of the world. With this in mind, luxury small-structure designer Blue Forest crafted Quiet Treehouse, an enchanting space for children (and adults!) to learn and play. It's not your typical treehouse and is detached from an actual tree, meant for indoor use. Instead, the room rests on three ribbed “trunks” and will be donated to The Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice in West Sussex, England.
The treehouse is intended to insulate children and families from excessive noise with a cocoon-like structure that features state of the art sound engineering. This provides visitors with a shield from outside disruptions and offers them peace and tranquility. It creates a getaway for those in hospice care where they can relax, spend time in a stimulating environment, and escape their room for a little while.
Even though it's not outside, the house mimics shapes of the forest, and designers were inspired by the shape of a small coppice of trees. The two-floor structure is made from timber and lined with Acoustiblok, made from 80% organic and recyclable material. Once inside, visitors can listen to personal sound-portraits and a wild sanctuary animal sound archive to reflect on the impact noise (and the lack of it) has on our lives.
Blue Forest website
via [Inhabitat and designboom]