In the middle of Turin, Italy, Luciano Pia, one determined architect, built probably the biggest tree house that you have ever seen. Pia wanted to preserve nature, so he merged it with his creative design techniques to construct a five-story apartment building like no other. Pia’s unique design incorporates steel girders and 150 deciduous trees. This made the urban residents feel more in touch with nature.
The way the building is crafted, the trees within it are able to grow in the most natural way possible. The surplus of trees in the area creates cleaner air for the residents as well as beautiful scenery throughout the year. The building was completed in 2012, and is now a charming attraction for all passersby and a wonderful space for all of its residents.
From the outside, it looks as if the building is in the process of being reclaimed by nature.
A wide variety of plants cover its facade; while being decorative, it helps block out noise pollution.
The building’s exterior plants are staggered in such a way that they all receive ample sunlight and have sufficient room to grow.
The inner area of the complex is filled with trees and looks like a miniature forest.
Even passersby benefit from the unique exterior of the building, it’s a welcomed sight in any city.
The strange arrangement of exposed steel girders adds to the atmosphere that the building exudes. The color resembles that of tree branches, and there are some girders designed specifically as tree trunks.
The balconies to each unit are very well large and were designed to give the residents more time outdoors.
The common areas are covered in foliage. Who wouldn’t love living in a place like this?
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