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Jerry Tate completes Dartmoor treehouse

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London-based Jerry Tate Architects has worked alongside students to design and build a temporary treehouse as part of a spatial structures course

The 10m² treehouse was completed in five days and includes an accessible walkway and a 1.8 metre diameter pod for seating.

It was built for the owners of a local farm, who wanted a safe play space for their grandchildren.

Jerry Tate said: ‘The form was inspired by a weaver bird’s nest which looks dramatic but is safe and secure. Nature is a sublime designer.

‘We have just got planning permission for a very special country house that takes its form from a sycamore seed.’

The £600 treehouse was constructed around an existing mature oak tree on the farm. 

Materials were milled on site from locally felled spruce, larch and western red cedar.

This is the second year that Jerry Tate Architects has been commissioned by the Dartmoor Arts Project.

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