Havign a relaxing home in the middle of a very busy city such as Shenzhen is not easy. You need to find a way of detaching yourself from the exterior while also maintaining a relation with it. It should be something like this penthouse. This is the House of the Tree, a duplex penthouse located in Shenzhen, China. It was a project developed by Kokaistudios.
It’s a very luxurious penthouse apartments situated on the 48th and 49th floors of an equally luxurious residential building. The concept that was at the base of this project was that of living between the city and the nature. It was a successful attempt of creating a luxurious and relaxing environment in the middle of a very busy city. It’s a modern apartment with simple and very elegant interior decors. In order to create that connection, the designers had to find a way of bringing nature inside since the other way around was practically impossible.
At the entrance there’s a lovely tree that was carefully planted on the 48th floor. The entrance is large and it offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. This further enhances the relation between interior and exterior. Moreover, it was a great way of bringing natural light inside. In order to obtain the design and look that you see now, the architects had to make some changes to the penthouse.
The two apartments had to be connected and the overall look had to be harmonious. Structural changes had to be made in order to make the two volumes seem like one. At the end, the result was this luxurious and very elegant and beautiful penthouse apartment. It’s like a little private resort but when you take a look outside everything comes back to reality.