This extra ordinary Treehouse is a 72-unit co-living complex in Kangnam, Seoul. Consist of micro-studios and micro-lofts, this Treehouse is design for single professionals and their animal companion. The center of this building is an interior garden. It lining the collaborative work spaces, relaxing lounge spots, communal kitchen, laundry and pet baths.
There are 6 floors of residence above the garden. And each floor have different unit style. For instance, a lofted sleeping quarters over an open tub, a ladder of ledges to provide perches for feline residents, or a spacious penthouse for couples. The key architectural details of this building is a full-width slanting windows with blinds for privacy matter while providing the sky.
Another details in Treehouse is a sliding doors that doubles as shelving. Also a full wall magnetic paint or modular storage for easy personalization. Last but not least, loft unit with additional ventilation windows into the atrium for cross ventilation.
‘The beauty of the project is how the spatial composition reflects the communal lifestyle. The atrium is the spatial heart of the residence, yet it is the stacking of private units that creates the space.’
The community cannot exist without the individual. And the community anchoring the individual. While entering Treehouse, we can see the garden twice. One is upon the entry into the ground floor. The next one is when the residents enter their unit.
‘Community is not forced but coaxed: each unit is designed for a single person with private bath and kitchenette, and residents only share amenities where larger scale and community make for a better experience.’