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Peter Pichler Architecture designs tree houses with sharp steep roofs in North Italy
Italy Architecture News - Feb 26, 2019 - 06:08 9265 views
Milan-based studio Peter Pichler Architecture has unveiled its new concept for sustainable tree houses in the forest of the Italian Dolomites. The new tree houses are situated within the forest and highlight their structures with sharp steep roofs and and minimal footprints.
The firm designs tree houses as an addition to an existing hotel and the tree houses is aimed to create a new experience to live in the woods with a maximum connection to nature. For their distinguished geometry, the architects use sharp steep roof inspired by the surrounding fir and larch trees and is made of local wood.
The size of the units ranges from 35-45 square metres on 2 levels. The lower level includes a small reading / lounge area, and the upper level consists of a sleeping area with a small bathroom. The two levels are connected with a small internal stair.
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," said Peter Pichler Architecture.
Peter Pichler Architecture is led by Peter Pichler and Silvana Ordinas. The firm develops an innovative and contemporary approach towards architecture, urbanism and design. Peter Pichler Architecture recently completed a new Alpine style hotel in the heart of Dolomites.
Project: Tree Houses
Architecture: Peter Pichler Architecture
Location: North Italy (Dolomites)
Peter Pichler Architecture team:
PPA Principals: Peter Pichler / Silvana Ordinas
PPA Project Architect: Simona Alu’
PPA Design Team: Peter Pichler, Simona Alu’, Giovanni Paterlini, Daniele Colombati, Cem Ozbasaran, Gianluigi D ́Aloisio, Ugo Licciardi
All images © Peter Pichler Architecture