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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
Suspended amidst the trees of Hooke Park in Dorset, UK, the Cocoon is a beautiful treehouse retreat made from strips of cedar. Designed by students from London’s Architectural Association School as part of their Core Studio, the cocoon weaves its way through the trees while offering visitors a place to sit, relax and watch the sunset.
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 .
Via Dezeen 
Photos by Hugo G. Urrutia 
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URLs in this post:
 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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