Milan architecture studio Peter Pichler Architecture is showcasing its beautiful designs for sustainable tree houses in West Virginia, United States. Bearing the title of Tree Houses, the new development project will serve as an addition to a hotel and supply the sublime experience of living in the wilderness with a true connection to nature.
Released in the form of several key renderings, Peter Pichler Architecture’s design is similar to a tree house project in Northern Italy, introduced earlier in 2019.
The studio’s tree house design scheme is geometrical ‘in nature,’ boasting a sharp steep roof mirroring the look of surrounding fir and larch trees, and will be built from locally sourced wood.
The unit size will range from 35-45 square meters across dual levels. The lower level consists of a small reading and lounging area, with the upper level sleeping area featuring a smaller scale bathroom. The dual levels stand interconnected via a small interior stair.
Dawson Lake is a living sample of West Virginia’s thusly called “Wild and Wonderful” landscape, offering a spring-nurtured 40-acre lake, revitalised meadows, streams and wetlands, and more than 100 acres of perpetual land easements that create a guarded habitat to house native species.
Dawson Lake will morph into a “living laboratory” for regenerative techniques in building design, agriculture and land usage that extends past lessoning environmental impacts to enhancing the ecosystem’s well-being and survival, says the studio.
Dawson Lake will be the premiere luxury resort designed to adhere to the Living Building Challenge guidelines to promote net-zero energy and environmental impact, and the WELL standard in regards to healthful interiors.
The project will serve multiple purposes as a sustainable building, conference and event centre, a food and agriculture hub, health and wellness proposals, sustainability education workshops, and a wide-spanning visual and performing arts programming.