Showing posts with label tree houses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tree houses. Show all posts

It's a Treehouse. It's a Brewery. It's The Treehouse Brewing Company.

The other night I was watching Treehouse Masters on Animal Planet and caught an episode where Pete Nelson and his crew from Nelson Treehouse and Supply were constructing a 200 foot treehouse that would function as a brewery tasting site for the craft-beer loving folks who own The Mohican Cabins and The Grand Barn, a popular wedding venue in Ohio.

Nelson's team, along with three Amish Carpenters, took four weeks to construct the 200 square foot treehouse. Suspended 22 feet off the ground, the charming micro-brewery has a 40 foot extension bridge that leads you to the front door.

The treehouse was designed to look like an old Ohio barn from the 1800s, painted bright red and outfitted with a $10,000 Gothic stained glass window.

Inside, a custom bar was designed with old wine barrels, a fully functional brewing set up and a European-style draft system.

The tap pull has a special hand crafted wooden tree house atop it:

And there's even a plumbed outhouse neatly tucked on the side:

This is actually the second treehouse that Pete Nelson and his crew built for property owner Kevin Mooney, the first being a honeymoon cabin suite with with three queen beds, two showers, a full kitchen and satellite TV.

The Treehouse Brewing Company (not to be confused with the Tree House Brewing Company in Massachusetts) will be run by Mooney's son and, in addition to their own craft beer, they have others to taste as well. Check it out next time you're in Ohio.

Catch Treehouse Masters on Animal Planet Friday nights at 10PM  (ET/PT)

some images courtesy of Nelson Treehouse and Supply, other images by Quin Mooney and courtesy of Animal Planet and The Mohican Grand Barn blog.

The Wilkinson Tree House Residence By Robert Harvey Oshatz

Located on a flag lot, a steep sloping grade provided the opportunity to bring the main level of the house into the tree canopy to evoke the feeling of being in a tree house. A lover of music, the client wanted a house that not only became part of the natural landscape but also addressed the flow of music. This house evades the mechanics of the camera; it is difficult to capture the way the interior space flows seamlessly through to the exterior. One must actually stroll through the house to grasp its complexities and its connection to the exterior. One example is a natural wood ceiling, floating on curved laminated wood beams, passing through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room.

photos by Cameron Neilson
with additional photos courtesy of Apartment Therapy
Wilkinson Residence
Portland , Oregon
3000 sq. feet
Designed: 1997
Completed: 2004

Architect Robert Harvey Oshatz

via Materialicous via Home -Reviews

Stickwork. A New Book Featuring The Amazing Work Of Patrick Dougherty.

Sometimes It's really nice to pick up an old fashioned book and be made aware of something compelling that may not have been posted on Facebook or Twitter or recently posted on numerous popular blogs. Such is the case when I opened up Princeton Architectural Press' recently published Stickwork, featuring the amazing twig, branch and tree-like sculptural installations of artist Patrick Dougherty.

above: Patrick lives in his handmade house of log in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife Linda and son Sam. photo courtesy of flickr.

The 208 page paperback book features 230 color and 20 black and white images of the dynamic installations and monumental sculptures that resemble huts, cocoons, castles, beehives and even human figures.

above image courtesy of flickr

Over the last twenty-five years, Dougherty has built more than two hundred works throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia that range from stand-alone structures to a kind of modern primitive architecture—every piece mesmerizing in its ability to fly through trees, overtake buildings, and virtually defy gravity.

above photo courtesy of flickr

His sculptural installations have appeared indoors, outdoors, in urban areas and countrysides, on college campuses and in museums all over the world. Here's a look at just some of them:

above photo courtesy of flickr

above photo courtesy of flickr

above photo courtesy of flickr

above photo courtesy of flickr

View the process of his sculpture in the Parklands with photos by James Fraher

Stickwork, Dougherty's first monograph, features thirty-eight of his organic, dynamic works that twist the line between architecture, landscape, and art. Constructed on-site using locally sourced materials and local volunteer labor, Dougherty's sculptures are tangles of twigs and branches that have been transformed into something unexpected and wild, elegant and artful, and often humorous. Sometimes freestanding, and other times wrapping around trees, buildings, railings, and rooms, they are constructed indoors and in nature. As organic matter, the stick sculptures eventually disintegrate and fade back into the landscape. Featuring a wealth of photographs and drawings documenting the construction process of each remarkable structure, Stickwork preserves the legend of the man who weaves the simplest of materials into a singular artistic triumph. The book is also available in hardcover.

Buy the book from the publisher here.
or from Amazon

Note: most of these images are courtesy of the artist, however, some came from these talented folks on flickr and the Patrick Dougherty flickr pool. If your photo is in this post and has not been credited to you, it is an oversight. Please contact me and I will put the proper credit or remove the image of you wish.

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