Every child’s dream is to have a great treehouse or tree fort. A tree house combines all things that children love: outdoors, adventure, imaginative play, trees, climbing, fun…Today we discover the most extraordinary treehouse that combines all these elements with architecture, art and design.
We travel to Jerusalem fascinated by the entrance courtyard renovation in 2014 of the Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education (at the prestigious Israel Museum in Jerusalem) by Architects Ifat Finkelman and Deborah Warschawski.
This entrance couryard is a main gathering place for visitors- adults, children and groups- within its modern concrete and stone architectural surroundings.
The project – a renewal of the couryard- combines a program open to interpretation by its users with a clearly defined context. The existing pine tree is the focus of the project, the physical anchor of the design concept.
As a tribute to the childhood collective memory of a tree house, a small roofed structure where children can hide and over look at, is positioned high up the tilted trunk, raised above the meticulous surroundings of the museum.
At night the house, with its strong iconic appearance, is the only element illuminated, and emerges floating abouve the courtyard’s entrance.
It is the most simple, beautiful and artistic treehouse I have ever seen!