MANAGING SPACES FOR THE GOOD.
To renovate a courtyard space at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, architects Ifat Finkelman and Deborah Warschawski erected a slatted wooden structure around an old pine tree. The IMJ Tree House, located at the entrance of the Israel Museum’s Youth Wing for Art Education, serves as a gathering spot for both adults and children.
“As a tribute to the childhood collective memory of a treehouse, we positioned a small roofed structure where children can hide and overlook at high up a tilted trunk raised above the meticulous surroundings of the museum,” said the architects. The treehouse is composed of two-centimeter-thick hardwood boards attached to a steel structure, which contrasts with the surrounding concrete and stone architecture.