The Qiyun Mountain Tree House is located in the region of Xiuning County which is 33 kilometres south of Huangshan City, Anhui Province. As a part of the Qiyun Mountain Scenic Area, the tree house is surrounded by a sea of red cedars.
▼ 隐于林中的树屋，building in the forest
The 11-metre-tall tree house is of the same height as its neighboring mature-age red cedars. The house is a superposition of seven rooms as large as six to nine square meters, i.e., the entrance hall, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, the living room and the landscape room. The two sets of bedrooms and bathrooms are separated by the entrance hall, thus available for two families to live in at the same time without disturbing one another. The living room and the landscape room are built at the top of the house as public space. All seven rooms are connected by a spiral staircase in the center.
▼ 体块相互叠加而成的独特建筑，volumes laying above each other, creating the unique architecture
The house invites the guests in from the glass glazed gallery in the central layer leading to the entrance hall before they go upstairs/downstairs to the two sets of rooms. The guests get to each room by climbing up/down the central spiral staircase by 1.6 meters. As they move to different parts of the house, a panoramic view of the forest is guaranteed, offering a unique visitor experience of enjoying the forest scene at different heights.
▼ 入口展廊，Entrance gallery
▼ 旋转楼梯，Spiral stair
The rooms in the tree house are not big at all. In fact, they were designed to be extremely small. Yet, the glass window at one end of the room is as big as the entire wall that faces the view. Though the guests stay in a small room, their attention is drawn to a great expanse of forest outside the window.
▼ 提供不同角度景观的观景房，Landscape room facing different directions
The house is a steel-structure piece. The structural core of the central spiral staircase was first built, joined by the cantilevered room structure. Given the concern that wood from other regions might cause plant disease and insect pest to this area, red cedar wood was chosen as the façade material for the tree house.
▼ 木平台视角，View from wood deck
▼ 隐秘而安静的树屋，平台和落地窗带来360度景色，quiet building with platforms and French windows providing views from all directions
▼ 模型照片，Model Photo
Location: Xiuning, Anhui, China
Structure: Steel Structure with OSB board
Architects: Xiang Nan, Yao Zhong
Design Team: Qin Chuan, Ye Ying
Design Phase: 2015.06-2015.11
Construction Phase: 2015.12-2016.7
Photograph: Chen Hao