Years ago, we could only see tree houses in movies. Later, the children who managed to convince their parents to build them their 'little paradise' also got their own version of the refuge. Today, however, the house made of warm wood is only a memory of an innocent childhood - it has been replaced by cold glass, which reminds of a cruel, cold world, and also opens up a lot of social questions related to privacy in modern times. Where has innocence gone?
Tree houses are synonymous with children's innocence, joy and playfulness. Looking at them reminds us of children, which for whole days they live in their shelter, which they do not want to leave in the evenings, when their mother calls them to have dinner. In all these things that are synonymous with childlike ignorance and uncorruption, was also looking for inspiration Mexican architect Gerardo Broissin. He built your own version of a tree house, which is correct special. Instead of wood, which otherwise known as the basic material from which the treehouse is made, he used to build his version of the house glass.
It may seem strange, that the artist decided to use glass when building the house, a structure called chantli kuaulakoyokan (the house on the top of the tree), hides strongly message. The house expresses memories of childhood and the desire for an independent refuge. Substituting wood for glass shows, how childhood innocence is lost over time – this transition is illustrated by the transition from warm wood to cold glazing.
The house also opens important social questions, associated with privacy. The person in the house he can see his surroundings from all sides, and so do all outside observers access to its interior, although the house is supposedly closed. This type of construction is also synonymous with the question privacy in modern times, when we are in contact with social media, which promise users security and presumed protection. In this way, the author wants to challenge people to think about security and privacy in virtual as well as physical environments.
The scheme he built is located at the foot Sierra de las Cruces, a long mountain range, which lies west of the center of the main Mexican city. The project is presented in the framework Mexican Design Week. The house is big seven square meters, and to her visitors access via glass stairs. The project was presented in Mexican Design Week.