Incredible Yellow Treehouse Restaurant Rises Above New Zealand

by , 02/24/11
filed under: Architecture, Treehouses

treehouse, treehouse restaurnat, yellow treehouse restaurant, yellow pages, sustainable grown wood, sustainably harvested wood, local materials, natural lighting, daylighting, green design, eco design, sustainable building

Located on the edge of a redwood forest with views over open meadows and streams, the treehouse restaurant is a magical integration of nature and function. Access to the pod is gained via a long low angle planked walkway, which also makes it wheel chair accessible. Since the project’s completion it has earned a number of awards, including the New Zealand Institute of Architects Branch Award, Gold Award at the New Zealand Institute of Design – BEST Awards, the Excellence Award from the New Zealand Institute of Building, and it was a finalist in the World Architecture Awards 2009.

Oddly enough though, the restaurant, which was designed by New Zealand-based Pacific Environment Architects, Ltd, is part of a large marketing campaign for the Yellow Pages, a major printer of US phone directories. Seems like an odd pairing, but Yellow Pages thought it would be pretty cool to have a restaurant built in a tree. Now that the marketing campaign is over, the restaurant has passed into possession of the land owner, who hopes to use the amazing structure for events, like weddings and parties. What a lovely site for dinner in the woods.

+ The Redwoods Treehouse

+ Pacific Environment Architects, Ltd

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  1. zoebear October 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    what about the menu selection? i’ve looked everywhere and no one talks about the food. anyone know if its good and whats on it? :)

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  4. cljavier June 1, 2010 at 8:22 am

    This article is really amazing. I was just browsing for a unique restaurant and since i am an pro-environment person i really found it very interesting. Hope it opens soon. 😀

  5. davidwayneosedach April 23, 2010 at 8:51 am

    That’s some restaurant! I wonder what’s on the menu?

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