Along the Ouachita River in Arkansas' Garvan Woodland Gardens, the Evans Tree House is inspired by its natural habitat. Its sculpted form was designed with dendrology in mind and is the result of 113 fins made from steel and locally sourced Southern Yellow Pine. Perched in the surrounding canopies, the wooden slats attached to a curved steel spine creating a cone-like structure. On either end, large openings funnel in northern and eastern views of the native pine and oak. A part of the Evans Children's Adventure Garden, the treehouse is the first in a series of three structures aimed to encourage kids to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature.
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