Bert: a Conceptual Modular Treehouse Looks Like Cartoon Characters
Bert, a conceptual modular treehouse, is designed by Architecture studio Precht, a company co-founded by husband and wife team Chris and Fei Tang Precht. Shaped like a tree trunk with large round windows, Bert looks just like the single-eyed character from the film Minions.
Bert is designed to sit on a circular base. It is tube-shaped modular cells contains kitchens, living space, bedrooms and bathrooms. The good part is there is no fixed configuration of how you want to arrange these components, they can be stacked over and around it like the limbs of a tree branching out from the trunk. The interiors are kept in dark fabric which creates a cozy, cave-like atmosphere and orients the views towards the large glass openings. The leaf-like shingles on the facade are kept in various shades of browns and camouflages the structures with the natural background.
According to the designers, “Although Bert was designed as a tiny home, it is also possible to arrange the modules in larger configurations”. As the first collaboration of Precht with Baumbau, a start-up that specializes on tiny homes, treehouses and buildings for alternative tourism, hope we can see Bert get used in real life soon.