Being connected to the surroundings is a top priority for a lot of contemporary houses, especially those located in beautiful areas with magnificent views. Each time the manner in which the building and the nature around it communicate and complement each other is unique and specifically linked to the topography and the conditions on the site.
The Tree House is a residence located in Durban, South Africa and is part of an exclusive housing estate set within one of the few remaining indigenous coastal forests. This location offers a multitude of advantages, the most obvious of which is a select collection of extraordinary views.
The house was designed by Bloc Architects in 2018 and has been specifically planned to blend into the landscape and to adapt to the subtropical climate of the area. At the same time, the architects were careful to put an emphasis on the seamless connection between the indoor and the outdoor areas and to highlight the amazing views as best as possible.
That involved a series of different techniques which includes a careful selection of materials, the presence of sliding glass doors which disappear into the walls and a gorgeous view from every room of the house. All of this helps to immerse the house into its natural surroundings as seamlessly as possible.