Located in New Zealand, Yellow Treehouse Restaurant was designed as part of Yellow’s marketing extravagant advertising campaign by Pacific Environment Architects Ltd collaboration with directory firm Yellow Pages. The form itself is a grown-ups tree house, designed using multiple fins of wood in a simple oval form.
Set on the edge of a forest, with panoramic views over the surrounding open meadows and streams, the structure itself is attached to one of the tallest giant redwood trees in the area. Situated 10m up the 40m trunk, the form is connected to the tree with steel collars at the top and bottom, with a circular plan that is split apart on the axis with the rear floor portion raised.
The project has won multiple architectural awards, including the New Zealand Institute of Architects Branch Award, Gold Award at the New Zealand Institute of Design – BEST Awards and Excellence Award from the New Zealand Institue of Building. It was also a finalist at the World Architecture Awards 2009.