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Einsteins Castle

by Shel Silverstein

A tree house.
A free house.
A secret you and me house.
A high up in the leafy branches.
A happy as can be house.
A street house.
A neat house.
A be sure to wipe your feet house,
is not the kind of house for me.
Let's go and live in a treehouse.

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Einstein a handsome man

and: The Power of Architecture: How the World Around You Shapes Your Thoughts and Actions.
and: How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies:

For a custom quote: EMAIL US or call 510 852 2250 and ask for Al.

EINSTEIN'S CASTLE Double Einstein design Einstein quote
by Fine Treehouse Building

WANT ONE OF THESE? - Presenting a structure appropriately dubbed, EINSTEIN'S CASTLE™ after the joyous little garden house that young Albert rented in 1922 (the same year he was awarded the Nobel Prize) in the Spandau area outside Berlin, on the river Havel. Why? He wanted to get away from his busy home in the city, to think more freely and work in peace, to enjoy the greenery, and spend time alone and with his two sons. He referred to it fondly as his "Spandau Castle," (in German: "Spandau Schloss.") This modern day "Einstein's Castle™", with its gently curving exterior, the organic design and construction, its leafy backyard setting, all conspire to make it a place, like Einstein's place obviously was, where relaxed, creative thinking naturally comes easily to the fore. .

Einsteins Garden Castle Einsteins Castle view from main house patio Albert Einsteins Castle view into front interior through door
Einsteins Castle view to desk area left (stitched photo) Einsteins Castle view into rear interior through door view from left front inside view of Einsteins Castle Einstein's Castle view from upslope Einstein's Castle view of front desk area near to door view of loft area front

References: Einstein's Garden  - Das Spandau Schloss - "Einstein Scolded for Not Weeding his Garden"

Einsteins Garden Castle
New Einstein Castle design

Below is a digital sketch of what Einstein's original castle might really have looked like. Simple organic exterior lines, functional turrets (lazy susans inside) and comfortably laid out and proportioned interior spaces, all in a garden setting, work to create an inspiring out-of-the-box "Play, Study, Create"™ space for young and old alike.

To explore having one custom built for yourself (all size options possible, from children's play space to student's study hall, to backyard office space, spare bedroom, to full mini-home with bath and kitchen) = CLICK HERE or call 510 852 2250
Wood Einstein Castle mini-home design Einstein Castle with stone design
Original wood exterior Einstein Castle design
Rear Einstein Castle stone Wood with Stone turrets Einstein design

Architects (and treehouse builders and dwellers) have long intuited that the places we inhabit can affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Now behavioral scientists are giving their hunches an empirical basis. Scientists are unearthing tantalizing clues about how to design spaces that promote creativity, keep students focused and alert, and lead to relaxation and social intimacy, (giving more credence to the Fine Treehouse Building Code of Intelligent Building quidelines.) In the 1950s prizewinning biologist and doctor Jonas Salk was working on a cure for polio in a dark basement laboratory in Pittsburgh. Progress was slow, so to clear his head, Salk traveled to Assisi, Italy, where he spent time in a 13th-century monastery, ambling amid its columns and cloistered courtyards. Suddenly, Salk found himself awash in new insights, including the one that would lead to his successful polio vaccine. Salk was convinced he had drawn his inspiration from the contemplative setting. He came to believe so strongly in architecture’s ability to influence the mind that he teamed up with renowned architect Louis Kahn to build the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., as a scientific facility that would stimulate breakthroughs and encourage creativity. ( Treehouses can do the same for your spirit.)

all designs and photos copyright 2013-2015 by John Lionheart / Fine Treehouse Building