Moritz Muller was a resident at The Farm Margaret River during 2017 - 2018.
Craftsman, Artist, M.A.Architect
Born and studied in Germany
Lives and practices in Australia
Tetrahedron Tree House (TET)
The fascination of simplex geometries like the tetrahedron goes back to the time of Greek philosophy when Plato hypothesised the five platonic solids being the foundation of the classical elements (earth, water, air, fire and ether).
The approach to work from the detail back to the initial design is my understanding of a clever and sustainable architecture. In this case there’s a fine line to meet the integrity of its simplicity.
Based on 4 identical triangular sides the tetrahedron is the first three dimensional shape to create. The regularity in angle and strength allows a great flexibility in how to setup and operate the structure.
Main and sub frames are made of steel to achieve minimal tolerances, light weight and sharp profile details.
The doors/deck land soft on a rubber gasket into the main frame which also transports water. Infilled with pine cladding that is fire scorched on the outside it creates a duality and a warm atmosphere on the inside.
Three hanging points are carefully fitted into the Peppermint trees and pick up the base triangle at its corners.
The doors/deck operate counterweighted via sand bags. Ropes and blocks in the trees create a playful rigging, easy to handle and can be locked in at any position.
Always keep the good vibes locked in!