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The Tragata Treehouse

Modern Timber Frames in the Mediterranean
Posted by Gestalten—11/2017
Images of the Tragata Treehouse by hiboux and Studio Genua

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

Images of the Tragata Treehouse by hiboux and Studio Genua
Images of the Tragata Treehouse by hiboux and Studio Genua
Images of the Tragata Treehouse by hiboux and Studio Genua
Images of the Tragata Treehouse by hiboux and Studio Genua

Images © Marianna Xyntaraki