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Live Out Your Adult Treehouse Fantasies With the Skysphere

Live Out Your Adult Treehouse Fantasies With the Skysphere
Live Out Your Adult Treehouse Fantasies With the Skysphere, Courtesy of Jono Williams
Courtesy of Jono Williams

After childhood, treehouses are usually stowed away in tandem with the fantasy and adventures associated with youthful imagination. As it turns out though, there can be a wildly elaborate, adult counterpart to this early life staple. The Skysphere, a project designed by Jono Williams, is the ultimate 21st century DIY treehouse project. Actually a small pod-like inhabitable platform attached to a steel column, it is more like the homegrown equivalent of Toronto’s CN Tower, Tokyo’s Skytree, or the unrealized Phoenix Observation Tower by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

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Courtesy of Jono Williams
Courtesy of Jono Williams

Originally started as a true "house in a tree" project, Williams sought a more permanent solution, one not as susceptible to wind or environmental changes. The inhabitable platform, accessed via a ladder in the steel column, is circular, with a 14 meter circumference and two-meter high windows facing 360 degrees. To fill out the space, Williams designed custom furniture that includes a curve-hugging queen-sized bed and sectional couch.

Courtesy of Jono Williams
Courtesy of Jono Williams

Equipped with all the novel breakthroughs of smart home technologies, the space is accessed via a fingerprint controlled portal, has adjustable LED moodlights, a Miracast projector, high-speed internet, and a refrigerated, in-couch beer dispenser. The whole project is powered by solar panels on the roof deck, a space that doubles as a star observatory on clear evenings.

Courtesy of Jono Williams
Courtesy of Jono Williams

Without connections to hard-wired infrastructure, the Skysphere could be moved or reproduced just about anywhere, “amongst trees, on a hilltop, or even in the ocean,” says Williams.

For more about this project and others by Williams, visit his blog here.

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Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "Live Out Your Adult Treehouse Fantasies With the Skysphere" 04 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/774643/live-out-your-adult-treehouse-fantasies-with-the-skysphere/> ISSN 0719-8884
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