The children then drew their backyards, and the design team recreated them through a series of CG renders.
Of course, the appeal in getting children to draw their dream backyards was their lack of inhibition. Whereas adults will think about scale, budget, soil and other practicalities, for children their are no limits, as you'll see below.
1. Viola, age 10, Ukraine
Viola was very clear about what kind of tree she needed to build her treehouse, an ancient oak with leaves that turn into butterflies. Her treehouse is always comfortable and safe, and there is a magic closet, of course. The perfect place to have a tea party with her friends.
2. Dante, 4, Argentina
Dante‘s backyard is basically one huge forest with a river connecting the treehouse and the family house. Dante says he will drive a boat from one point to the other and catch fish with his hands along the way. There is also a parking space for an alien spaceship and Dante’s rocket.
3. Natalia, 6, USA
Natalia‘s dream treehouse is very high off the ground, and the roof has Christmas tree lights all over it. A magical river flows underneath. There is a diving board, a water slide, and mermaids live there. Natalia would spend her days riding her pet unicorn, Lyria.
4. Rafael, 5, Philippines
There’s no treehouse here, but Rafael has added a playhouse to his design instead. He has specified that the playhouse should be as big as his grandmother’s house (which is about 100 sqm). Rafael wants to spend lots of playtime in his dream backyard, playing hide and seek or board games.
5. Harry, 10, England
Harry has included his dream treehouse, and it’s perfect for him. It contains a TV, a bed, and an all-important box of toys. So, pretty much everything he needs. From the treehouse, he would launch toy cars onto the track which goes all around the garden.
6. Ilias, 8, Greece
Ilias says he would like to have a squirrel around the garden as a friend. We agree that squirrels make excellent garden friends. His other friends are also welcome to sleep overnight and stay there to play the next day as well.
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