whether this ecosystem is cultivated on a heavily trafficked campus such as ours or in a dense urban area, the treehouse acts as a safe-haven for birds and humans alike. to act as an attractor for birds while also providing respite for humans, the structure is conceived in zones: the human zone at the ground level and the bird zone above.
biophilia treehouse is a project by counterforce lab.
the counterforce lab is an initiative by professor rebeca méndez. it is a research and fieldwork studio based in the design media arts department at ucla, dedicated to using art and design to develop creative collaborations, new fields of study, and methods to research, create, and execute projects that investigate and mitigate the social and ecological concerns of the anthropocene era, a time when human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.