Resilient, expandable, repeatable–This tree pavilion, made of local wood studs and salvaged cedar planks, was originally entered into a competition that was cancelled. It has since been reinvented as a family in Long Island’s shaded nature retreat–for relaxing, eating, bird-watching and even star-gazing. The central pod contains mosquito netting to act as a screened-in porch, and solar-powered LED lights. Steel posts allow for cantilevering of the smaller pods.
The goal is a space that allows the family to spend more time together gathering in nature. The structure mimics what is now being evidenced by Science, that trees take care of each other through their complex root system, the tips of which act similar to a brain.; they even nurture their young and protect each other from storms and disease. (See The Hidden Life of Trees).