Close To Nature: Tree Houses In Australia Who said tree houses were for children? These five houses embrace their leafy environments, offering a peaceful paradise amongst the towering trees. A Home built around Gatherings and a Rain Tree The relationship between nature and architecture is clear in this project by ONG&ONG. As well as a sense of natural tactility in the materials, the family home in Singapore has been designed around a ‘colossal’ pre-war Rain Tree that existed on the site. Fig trees, a growing family and Japanese design in Victoria. A growing family and a Fig tree: two important factors in the extension of Matt and Sonia Hegarty’s home in Coburg, Victoria, by Windust Architects, which features some intriguing Japanese elements. Words by Tess Ritchie. Kanoon Studio, Bangkok This house by Kanoon Studio is nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood of Bangkok. Known for their distinctive design, Chartchalerm Klieopatinon and Vasuvat Mettapun here offer an alternative solution for an urban home.