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AA Students Build a Gorgeous Cocoon Treehouse Retreat in England
Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On June 26, 2013 @ 10:30 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Treehouses | No Comments
The temporary frame for the structure was constructed using only four untreated sheets of plywood  and one locally milled cedar tree. The strips were bandaged  together to create a façade stiff enough to be suspended from the trees. A simple ladder connects it to the ground, while a hole at the opposite end provides views of the surrounding landscape.
The 140-hectare Hooke Park features numerous other projects designed and built by the Architectural Association  which owns the property. Year after year students populate the site with experimental structures, including a pod-shaped hideaway built in 2011, a super-efficient Caretaker’s House  designed by the AA students and built by Invisible Studio, and Jesse Randzio’s Eco-Capsule .
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Photos by Hugo G. Urrutia 
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URLs in this post:
 Hooke Park: http://inhabitat.com/tag/hooke-park/
 beautiful treehouse retreat: http://inhabitat.com/tag/treehouse/
 Architectural Association School: http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/06/Cocoon-AA-Design-Make-2.jpg
 sheets of plywood: http://inhabitat.com/the-beam-is-a-simple-diy-sideboard-from-a-single-sheet-of-plywood/
 bandaged: http://inhabitat.com/3hlds-marvelous-bandaged-medical-center/
 Architectural Association: http://inhabitat.com/3013-installation-made-from-recycled-wood-cascades-down-a-london-building/architectural-assoc-3013installation-4/
 Caretaker’s House: http://inhabitat.com/caretakers-house-is-the-worlds-first-green-timber-home-insulated-to-passivehaus-standards/caretakers_house_hooke_park_valerie_bennett_2012_0003-copy1-1500x998/
 Eco-Capsule: http://inhabitat.com/jesse-brandzios-amazing-eco-capsule-is-a-hanging-tree-nest-in-dorset/
 + AA Design & Make: http://designandmake.aaschool.ac.uk/?p=1264
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/06/25/the-cocoon-hooke-park-big-shed-by-aa-design-make/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dezeen+%28Dezeenfeed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
 Hugo G. Urrutia: http://hugogarciaurrutia.com/home.html
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