26/ Tree Houses
Dawson Lake / United States

 

 

 

YEAR

2021

LOCATION

Dawson Lake, West Virginia, United States

TYPOLOGY

Hospitality and Leisure

STATUS

In Progress

  • YEAR : 2021
  • LOCATION : Dawson Lake, West Virginia, United States
  • TYPOLOGY : Hospitality and Leisure
  • STATUS : In Progress

The project is located in West Virginia, United States. The single units create a new experience to live in the woods with a maximum connection with nature. The geometry with its sharp steep roof is inspired by the surrounding maple, poplar, and oak trees and will be made of local wood. The size of the units ranges from 36-55 m2 on two levels. The lower level is a small reading/lounge area, and the upper level the sleeping area with a small bathroom. The two levels are connected with a small internal stair. The project is conceived as a “slow down”- form of tourism where nature and the integration of architecture in it plays a primary role. “We believe that the future of tourism is based on the relationship of the human being with nature. Well-integrated, sustainable architecture can amplify this relationship; nothing else is needed”.

Direct commission

PPA Principals: Peter Pichler, Silvana Ordinas

PPA Design Team: Daniele Colombati, Gianluigi D’Aloisio, Cem Ozbasaran, Giovanni Paterlini, Marco Caprani

Sustainable Tree Houses. 8 units of 36 – 55 m²

Structural engineers: Bollinger & Grohmann

MEP: Optima Engineering

Project manager: Doug Hardaway

Client: Richard Lazes