Camden Treehouse

Treehouse With Carpentry + Design Workshops
Side view of roofed treehouse, tunnel and walkways Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
Our task was to design and build an original tree house and surrounding landscaping with active input from the children. As part of this co-design project, we ran workshops with 60 children to gather ideas for their ideal play structures. The designs were then translated to fit into a small site in the school grounds.
The final structure comprised three platforms and a roofed tree house with tunnel, ladder, hammock and bark fill surfacing. The children were also involved in our carpentry workshops and were able to create additional features such as window boxes and insect hotels. The site had no drive-on access so all equipment and materials were brought in by hand.

Client

Eleanor Palmer Primary School

Date

Summer 2014

Location

Camden, London

Client

Eleanor Palmer Primary School

Date

Summer 2014

Location

Camden, London
Our task was to design and build an original tree house and surrounding landscaping with active input from the children. As part of this co-design project, we ran workshops with 60 children to gather ideas for their ideal play structures. The designs were then translated to fit into a small site in the school grounds.
The final structure comprised three platforms and a roofed tree house with tunnel, ladder, hammock and bark fill surfacing. The children were also involved in our carpentry workshops and were able to create additional features such as window boxes and insect hotels. The site had no drive-on access so all equipment and materials were brought in by hand.
Boy helping to drill into wood, supervised by team member Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
Two smiling girls with wooden bug hotel bamboo poles Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
End view looking up at wooden walkway with multicoloured climbing grips and hammock Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
Young girl sawing a length of wood onlooked by team member and friend Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
Wooden tunnel connecting two wooden raised walkways Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
Girl concentrating on sawing a length of wood held by vice grips Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
End view of raised walkways connected by tunnel Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
Looking up at wooden ladder to climb to raised walkway leading to tunnel Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
Side view of wooden tower with hand made wooden welcome sign Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
Young boy holding drill, assisted by team member Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
Two young girls helping build a model of the playground during workshops Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch
Group of children holding a handmade welcome sign Camden Treehouse Made From Scratch