studio beltrame tucks the pine-shaped treehouse into the italian alps forest
a pine-shaped off-grid house tucked away among the trees
Studio Beltrame unveils the designs of his new Il Pino tree house which takes the form of a tall pine tree nestling discreetly in the dense forest landscape of the Italian Alps. Following their previously completed pine cone shape Pigna A chalet close to the secluded ski village of Tarvisio, Il Pino is spread over three stacked levels, each creating a different experience with nature. The energy-efficient vacation home nestled among the otherwise inaccessible treetops frequented only by birds, is almost entirely off-grid as it generates its own renewable energy from photovoltaic solar panels.
Il Pino Treehouse | all images courtesy of Studio Beltrame
studio beltrame injects meditative intimacy
Scheduled to be completed by next summer, each level of the treehouse is dedicated to different ways of living and experiencing the engulfing forest. At its base, Il Pino is shrouded in intimacy, while the center enclosed between tree fronds creates a meditative atmosphere. At its highest level, the cabin enjoys a serene sense of stillness with picturesque views overlooking the snow-capped peaks of the Italian Alps.
the architects at Studio Beltrame ensure that Il Pino blends carefully into its rich natural landscape. Comprised of three pitched-roof volumes assembled vertically, the treehouse achieves a minimal footprint, preserving the surrounding nature.
Il Pino mimics the engulfing pine forest
The roofs will be covered with photovoltaic panels to generate an environmentally friendly energy supply that ensures the house will remain off-grid. Additionally, green larch shingles will cover all three roofs, painted to camouflage themselves against the surrounding pine needles. Bringing a sense of nature indoors, interior wall tiles and furnishings will be finished with natural CLT for a true alpine experience inside and out.
With its unconventional design and local materials, Il Pino wants to set itself up as a benchmark for virtuous ecotourism. Recently, the project was selected by Airbnb OH MY GOD! Funds! Competition, receiving a large grant to carry out the proposal.
photovoltaic solar panels on the roof make the cabin off-grid
upper floor windows offer panoramic views of the Italian Alps