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Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

Posted By Molly Cotter On October 21, 2011 @ 1:40 pm In carousel showcase,gallery,Los Angeles,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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Since the Bel Air tree house had to be finished in less than two weeks, Romero called in the help of his friend, designer and carpenter Jeff Casper [4]. Together, they constructed the shelter using 100% reclaimed wood [5]. The main core of the tree house is supported with super strong vintage Douglas fir beams from Terramai [6], a local recycled timber company. The rest of the structure – including its dazzling exterior of swirling wood pieces – is made from reclaimed mixed-species Brazilian hardwoods.

The entrance to the wooden structure is a tiny hidden opening in the back. Here there is a sub deck constructed with incredible detail including a unique swirling wall centerpiece. Visitors travel up the handmade ladder to a hinged hatch that opens up to an incredible slanted deck with a panoramic views of Los Angeles. The deck widens from 12 feet to 15 feet as you walk up the slant with hand rails guiding the way. There is even a wrap-around bench on the upper level for visitors to sit down and enjoy the fresh air.

Roderick Romero and his wife, Anisa created their firm, Romero Studios [3], in 1997. They have since been dedicated to building sustainable structures that are harmonious with nature and unique for each owner. We featured another one of his designs [7]earlier this year and we look forward to seeing more.

+ Roderick Romeo [3]

+ Jeff Casper [4]

Via treehugger [8]

Images via Jeff Casper [4]


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[3] Roderick Romero: http://romerostudios.com/

[4] Jeff Casper: http://cargocollective.com/casperdub#856098/TREEHOUSES

[5] reclaimed wood: http://inhabitat.com/tag/reclaimed-wood

[6] Terramai: http://www.terramai.com/

[7] his designs : http://inhabitat.com/the-nest-a-wild-wood-tree-house-that-sways-23-ft-off-the-ground/

[8] treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/treeless-treehouse-of-reclaimed-wood-roderick-romero.php?campaign=th_rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+treehuggersite+%28Treehugger%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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