Cozy egg-shaped treehouses offer stunning views of the Italian Alps

October 10, 2017 by  
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A pair of adorable egg-shaped treehouses is hidden away in one of Italy’s oldest forests. Architetto Beltrame Claudio designed these dreamy retreats, called Pigna, that overlook stunning views of the Italian Alps. Inspired by the shape and texture of pinecones, these shingled dwellings are carefully designed to blend into the landscape while serving as a cozy and elegant getaway. Pigna was originally conceived for an architecture competition in 2014 but was only recently completed this year in Malborghetto Valbruna, Italy. The 70-square-meter project comprises two treehouses and both are elevated ten meters off the ground with three stories each. The egg-shaped buildings were constructed from cross-laminated timber with wood fiber insulation. Larch shingles clad the curved exterior punctuated by two covered balconies framing views of the outdoors. Related: Egg-Shaped HemLoft Treehouse is Nestled in the Forests of Whistler “The project started from the desire to create a structure that is not only a refuge for man, but also a natural element of its environment, a mimesis of its surrounding,” wrote the architects. “From the tree, for the tree.” The treehouses are anchored to nearby trees. Both the first and second floors can be reached via outdoor stairs or a walkway. The first floor serves as panoramic covered terrace, whereas the second houses the main living areas with a small kitchen, bathroom, and living room. The bedroom with a double bed placed beneath a circular skylight is located on the third floor. Wooden stairs connect all three floors. + Architetto Beltrame Claudio Via ArchDaily Images via Architetto Beltrame Claudio , interior shots by Laura Tessaro

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Tiny refuge in the Alps built in memory of young Italian mountaineer

January 27, 2015 by  
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Spine-tingling photos of highliners camped out hundreds of feet up in the Italian Alps

January 23, 2015 by  
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Green Box: Gorgeous Studio Completely Wrapped in Living Plants by Act_Romegialli

February 28, 2013 by  
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Michael Robbins Handcrafts Beautiful Furniture From Sustainably Sourced Wood

February 27, 2013 by  
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Michael Robbins crafts beautiful furniture in Upstate New York from sustainably sourced wood. Production takes place in an old barn in the Hudson Valley, where every piece of furniture is designed and handmade by Michael himself. Drawing from simplicity, utility and a joy of form, Michael’s debut line was just released in Fall of 2012. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Michael Robbins Handcrafts Beautiful Furniture From Sustainably Sourced Wood Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , “sustainable furniture” , eco furniture , green chair , green design , green interiors , green products , Hudson Valley , Michael Robbins , sustainable design , sustainable forestry , Sustainable Interiors , sustainable wood

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Glowing Red Garnets Pavilion Educates Travelers on Italy’s Timmelsjoch Road

December 26, 2011 by  
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