Embrace Me Tree Pavilion

Sustainable, resilient, expandable, repeatable–This tree pavilion, made of local wood studs and steel posts, was originally entered into a competition by ArchTriumph. It has since been reinvented as a family in Long Island’s nature retreat–for eating, sleeping and star-gazing on summer nights. The central pod contains mosquito netting to act as a screened-in porch, and solar-powered LED lights.

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).