This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you are giving consent to cookies being used.


Malan Vorster’s Tree House

In the Canopies of Cape Town
Posted by Gestalten—06/2017

For this family estate in the wine country outside of Cape Town, the architects at Malan Vorster staggered four silo-like cylinders to share a surprisingly spacious interior rich with geometric harmony. Steel and timber come together in ramps, facades, and ancillary supports. An arcade of untreated wooden blinds screen the natural light, casting an even-tempered glow across the interior. The space exists on a system of levels quite similar to that of a classic treehouse: Outposts scattered across the upper regions offer lookouts, hidden alcoves, and retreats. 

Ready for a getaway? Browse our book The Hinterland for a look at more contemporary cabins around the world. 

Images @ Adam Letch

The Hinterland

Posted by Gestalten—08/2016

Living Under the Sun

Posted by Gestalten—06/2016


Posted by Gestalten—11/2016

Rock the Shack

Posted by Gestalten—06/2016

Lantomo Breaks Free

The Barcelona-Based Illustrator’s Portraits Are Full of Life
Posted by Gestalten—07/2017

Dining with Reinhard Hunger

The Berlin-Based Photographer Reimagines Food Photography
Posted by Gestalten—07/2017

House of Balls

Cyril Lancelin’s Building Made of Baubles
Posted by Gestalten—07/2017

Meet Elias Carlson

Outsiders Looking In: The Fly-Fishing Photographer
Posted by Gestalten—07/2017

Stay Inspired