Milan-based architecture studio Peter Pichler Architecture has released a concept for a group of sustainable prism-shaped treehouses in the forest of the Italaian Dolomites.
The project is envisioned as an addition to an existing hotel and aims to create an unparalled connection with the surrounding natural landscape.
The houses feature sharply pitched roofs, a nod to the verticality of the surrounding fir and larch trees. The treehouses have been designed to be constructed with only local materials, of which the predominant material is local timber.
Conceived as a form of slow tourism, the project aims to focus on a style of tourism where integration and immersion in nature is the primary goal.
Each cabin will cover an area of 35-45 square metres and have a small reading and living area on the lower level with the sleeping area and bathroom on the upper floor.
The exteriors will be clad in blackened timber to fit into the surrounding greenery, the interiors feature natural timbers creating a distinct warmth and connection to the area.
“We believe that the future of tourism is based on the relationship of the human being with nature,” Peter Pichler Architecture stated. “Well-integrated, sustainable architecture can amplify this relationship, nothing else is needed”.