Pigna Tree Hotel, Italy
Pinecone shaped tree house by architect Claudio Beltrame in the Italian Alps let the visitor gaze to a perfect starry night. 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. The tree house is developed on three levels, raising ten meters above the ground. There are two tree houses, first of which hoover four meter above the ground and serves as a panoramic covered terrace. The second involves the arrival of the stairs that lead to the interior through two large windows with sliding doors. The living room face the small kitchen and the bathroom door. Next to it, the wooden stairs lead to the bedroom on the third floor. The double bed lies underneath a round skylight at the top of the structure. The structure is completely made of out Xlam wood insulated with wooden fiber, covered with larch wooden shingles, small in size to easily follow the curvature of the tree houses. The area the tree house is located at 1,200 meters above sea level in the Dolomites, which is a UNESCO World Heritage area.