Everything is bigger in Texas including, apparently, treehouses.
Granted, the Treehouse at Memorial City isn’t a treehouse as such. Located In mixed-use development in West Houston, it’s part office, part meeting space, and part clubhouse. It’s a way for developer MetroNational to show off its work and provides a trendy place to meet with clients, according to Inhabitat.
MetroNational developed the entire Memorial City area, which also features a Westin hotel and a hospital. The Treehouse is connected to the company’s headquarters proper by a wood-and-steel bridge, and features a rooftop garden.
While most treehouses don’t have any climate controls, this sustainability showcase has geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and a wind turbine. These design features helped it earn a LEED Platinum Certification.
The building itself is clad in Machiche wood harvested from South America, while the interior uses wood reclaimed from the Old Cotton Concentration Company warehouse in Galveston, Texas.