Peter Pichler Architecture studio in Milan has developed a new concept for sustainable homes in the Dolomite forest. Tree-houses are an addition to an existing hotel and should create a new experience to live in contact with nature.
Design by nature architecture
The geometry of the design with its steep sloping roof is inspired by the surrounding firs and larches and is made of local wood. The project is conceived as a “slow down”- form of tourism where nature and the integration of architecture in it plays a primary role. “We believe that the future of tourism is based on the relationship of the human being with nature. Well integrated, sustainable architecture can amplify this relationship, nothing else is needed”.
the units have been designed by the architect to comprise of two levels and range from 35 to 45 m2. on the lower level, there is a small reading / lounge area, while the upper level includes the sleeping area and a small bathroom. the two floors are connected via a small internal stair. the structures are imagined to be constructed from wood, with the exterior clad in blackened timber, blending in to the backdrop of greenery. internally, the natural wood is exposed to form a warm, inviting environment for guests. large expanses of glazing are also used in the design to provide impressive views of the italian dolomites.
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