The very concept of a tree house supports the idea of climbing. To reach heights in a tree is often seen as a victory against gravity. At the same time the changing heights accords a different relationship with the forest, the ground, the foliage and the sky. Keeping this in mind our forest house engages with the surroundings, in a gradual opening up as it moves upwards towards the sky. Its graded rise occurs with an entrance porch at the ground level, a living room above, dining yet higher, and at the very top, the bedroom. The transition on wooden platforms suspended in space that is encased in continuous wooden planking that depletes as it rises, and is gradually encased in glass.