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Davidova, Marie and Zavada, Prokop 2015. SpiralTreeHouse. [Timber Structures Show 2015 - Exhibition and 2014 Year Book]. Prague, Czech Republic , 11-14 February2015.

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SpiralTreeHouse is built from rest trees in the forest as a place for meditation. It consists of stone base, untreated pine trees' logs' spiral fastened by rope netting (and local ivy in the future), inside hanged canvas and central fire place. It is a structure constructed from local materials, which is in harmony with the dynamics of the tree and its responses to the environment that will develop over time due to its own growth and the growth of ivy. SpiralTreeHouse grows and ripples in the wind together with the tree, to which adjoins, but does not generate any load it since it is self-supporting. Thanks to the geometric principle of the design, shrinking of the wood is not in conflict. By tilt cloak hung only in the time of stay of visitors, it does not overshadow the oak tree leaves. It explored traditional use of natural ventilation in contemporary architecture. Ventilation directs the smoke from the fire over the crown and its leaves are not affected. Mining of construction material helped local ecosystem. Future application of ivy is natural for the local forest. Project examined method, where only a systemic model was created for the construclion and drawings were created afterwards for the fabric cocoon. Swinging in the trees, vistas of the lake and the forest, the possibility of light and warmth of the fireplace create an environment suitable for meditation.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Date Type: Publication
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Uncontrolled Keywords: SpiralTreeHouse; pine wood; systemic approach to architectural performance
Language other than English: Czech
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 September 2019
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 16:06

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