As children, most of us have dreamed about having a treehouse. Some were able to built one in the back yard, while others merely sighed wistfully. full bent on realizing such a dream when they grew up. Architect Luciano Pia has decided to turn such dreams into reality and create an oasis of nature in the middle of the city in the form of 25 Verde, an incredible urban treehouse that keeps noise and air pollution at bay. The settlement is located in the middle of Turin.
The out of the ordinary design of this urban treehouse is meant as a way to escape Turin’s homogeneous urban scene. The architect came up with a way to integrate life in the view of the residential building and bring the plants off from the ground. The structure is a waving five story mix between 150 trees and steel. The gigantic treehouse not only makes people feel as though they are living in lush nature, instead of a concrete city, but is also able to absorb 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide an hour.
Apart from keeping pollution at bay, the trees are able to muffle the sounds of traffic and cars as well. The seasonal progression of the trees will also create a balance and steady extreme temperatures in summer and winter. The urban treehouse hosts 63 units, each with its own terrace and vegetation beyond their walls. The plants and trees creating the urban treehouse have been chosen to provide the maximum variety of color, foliage, and blooming.
Luciano Pia explained that the overall effect aims to create a “flowing and smooth transition space to soften the passage from the inside to the outside where the space is always enjoyable.” Moreover, it gives birth to a space that is always evolving. What do you think of this unique architectural design? Would you like to live in this urban treehouse?