TREE HOUSE.Inspired by site and forest, this house in Cape Town Cape Town or Capetown, city (1991 pop. 854,616), legislative capital of South Africa and capital of Western Cape, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. It was the capital of Cape Province before that province's subdivision in 1994. offers numerous interpretations of living.
A factor common to many of the projects we looked at was the drama and beauty of their sites. Perhaps this was natural with relatively young architects working on small schemes for private clients. No site we saw was more dramatic than that of the Tree House on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. . The building has recently been discussed in these pages (AR November 1999, p82), so this is merely a summary of the jury's account.
The architects, Anya and Macio Miszewski, have a reverence for trees, which, they say, 'are precious in Africa': the places where elders meet, where children gather at midday, places offering shelter from implacable im·plac·a·ble
Impossible to placate or appease: implacable foes; implacable suspicion.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin elements. Next to a little valley, the site has a canopy of umbrella pines, the dark green spreading trees which seem emblematic of southern Africa
We were all impressed by the quality of the space, materials, craftsmanship and the notion of the main space of the house as a grove under its abstracted trees, which relate to the real green ones outside. But David Chipperfield David Chipperfield CBE (born 1953) is an English architect, born in London. He has offices in London, Berlin and Milan, and a representative office in Shanghai. Uncompromisingly modernist in outlook, his practice is driven by a consistent philosophical approach, rather than a argued convincingly that the tree structure is in a sense merely decorative because the external walls with their steel frame structure are virtually strong enough to support the roof by themselves.