The installation offers a small-scale representation of so-called “Vertical Chalets”, a radical hospitality project developed for the Alpine region and implemented for the first time on a site near Kitzbühel, Austria.
The five chalets presented at the Fuorisalone exhibition, an event curated by Interni Magazine on the occasion of Salone del Mobile 2021, are located in the courtyard of the Statale University in Milan.
The prototype structures take inspiration from local vernacular architecture while reinterpreting it in a contemporary way. The connection between human beings and nature is a fundamental criterion in this project. It should activate and amplify human senses with the use of simple and local materials while slowing down and living a moment within the top of the trees, a spatial experience within nature.