Architect designs sustainable prism-shaped treehouses

When we think of treehouses, we instantly think of plain-planked interiors propped in trees. Plenty of kids have spent their youth climbing trees and building their secret hideaways in the tree branches. However, this modern concept by Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture envisions treehouses for adults that blend into the Italian forest.

The prism-shaped treehouses are meant to be an addition to an existing hotel and to create a new experience for guests that emphasize maximum connection with nature. With their sharply pitched roofs, the geometry of the structures is inspired by the surrounding fir and larch trees of the Dolomite mountains.

Peter Pichler Architecture prism-shaped treehouses in Italian Dolomites

“We believe that the future of tourism is based on the relationship of the human being with nature,” explains the studio. “Well integrated, sustainable architecture can amplify this relationship, nothing else is needed.”

Peter Pichler Architecture, which is known for its sensitivity to the environment and sustainable design, uses natural wood in order to create a warm, inviting interior. The living space of the cabins are spread over two levels of 35-45 square meters per floor. The upper area housing the bedroom and a small bathroom; the lower level is for reading and lounging.

2-level prism-shaped treehouses with bedroom and lounge

Each of the treehouses will have a blackened timber exterior, helping it blend into its surroundings. Local woods will be used in the project, though the exact location of the project and when it will be completed isn’t immediately clear. One thing’s for sure, these treehouses are far from the conventional idea of a hotel and are bound to offer guests a unique experience.

Prism-shaped sustainable treehouses blend into the forest

Source: https://www.designboom.com/architecture/peter-pichler-architecture-treehouses-dolomites-italy-02-26-2019/

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