| ICONIC ARCHITECTURE |Asia Bernardini
Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context –
a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment,
an environment in a city plan. – Eliel Saarinen –
The immensity of the woodland nature in the Dolomites is the “context” chosen by Milanese studio Peter Pichler Architecture, with a sustainable project of tree houses as an integration to existing hotels.
Its design creates an experience of living in harmony with nature. Each wooden structure is steeply pointed, and dimensions of the units range from 35 to 45 square meters spread over two levels; the lower level is a reading and lounge area, while an internal staircase leads upstairs to a sleeping area with a small bathroom. The project is conceived as a ‘slow down’ where nature and the integration of architecture within it play 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,” says starchitect Peter Pichler.
© Peter Pichler Architecture Tree Houses