The Tragata Treehouse
For their Tragata in Kefalonia, Greece, the hiboux and Studio Genua teams took a classic timber-framed outpost and turned it into a versatile tower with detachable panels. At its core, the Tragata is an elevated platform floating above tree level. From the central living space, a series of hatched boards can be arranged to act as walls, roofing, or both. Indeed, the Tragata’s flexible structure encourages inhabitants to interact with its role as a shelter: More panels offer privacy, for example, where as a configuration of fewer boards might invite a breezier, more ventilated experience of the space. The architects suggest that shelters like theirs offer a modular model of community living: Linking a series of Tragata together might offer a form of elevated camping. See more getaways and wilderness retreats in our book The Hinterland.