The stilted tree hut, as a perfect weekend getaway or guesthouse, is located on a rock in Laojun Mountain, HeNan Province. The height between the site and the downward walkway is about 6m. The steps leading to the hut are next to the steep rock cliff, a natural handrail. The building, stacked by two boxes, stands amid three high trees, more than 20 meters, and cli rocks. They are rotated along their centres at an angle to share a diagonal line. Thus, the bottom box gives two small platforms on the front and back sides, while the upper one provides two cantilevered corners, which respectively provides a covered entrance, and a third platform enclosing a tree on the site.
The two boxes are differentiated deliberately. 1.size, wider vs. taller; 2. material , cement board slats, cool vs. brown wood slats, warm; 3. space organization ,horizontally subdivided into 3 zones-subdivided vertically; 4.program, more private, with a bathroom, stairs, and bedroom vs. with an open living room, a tea room and an attic above
it; 5. window, opening mainly at the end of the box vs. both the roof and a corner are opened up; 6. viewscape, front views, vs. the sky, canopy of trees, the tea-room space to the rear rock.
The two boxes are connected by a wooden staircase. The space under the stairs is also cleverly utilized, and the treatment at the bottom expands the available space for the bedroom and creates a unique space experience. The handrails of the stairs, the railings of the attic, and the ladders are all integrated into one, which is a owing
element in these two spaces.
The superstructure is constructed by prefabricated steels frames, and the stilted volume contributes to the ecology consideration of this site.