Located on the top of a hillside in Los Angeles, The Standart Architect finished design modern eco friendly tree house in area 167 m2. A large ash tree literally envelopes the house, creating a microclimate to which the project responds. The house employs passive solar design and other low tech methods of climate control even as the open south elevation allows panoramic views of the Los Angeles basin. A partially concealed post and beam structure modulates the exterior and allows openings to span from floor to ceiling.
The second floor bears on thin stainless steel columns and cantilevers over a concrete deck, which in turn cantilevers over the slope. The strong horizontal projections also provide visual balance to the immense trunk and limbs.