Pine Dragon

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Location: London, UK Date: Jan, 2022 Area: 165m2 Function: Pavilion Status: Competition Organiser: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew & Museum of Architecture Structural Engineer: Yohei Tomioka

Pine Dragon is designed for a competition, Treehouses at Kew organized by the internationally renowned Royal Botanic Garden, Kew & Museum of Architecture. The theme of the competition was to create a treehouse that celebrates nature’s architecture which seeks to create a new form of Biomimicry design associating with over a hundred years old Black pine tree in the garden. Inspired by characteristic shape of branches, our team creates a unique structural system utilizing CLT panels to mimic the black pine’s unique branching mechanism that allows the pavilion to grow freely. Visitors are invited to spend time in their own way under the roof. Sit on the benches and have pine leaf tea in calm, experiencing the Pine tree with their heart.