It’s been quite the year for reclusive forest escapes — and as trendy as they are, they’ve shown no signs of slowing down. Now, Milan’s Peter Pichler Architecture (PPA) has thrown their own twist on the secluded genre, revealing a set of conceptual tree houses that line Italy’s Dolomite mountains.
The hillside abodes provide an unassuming look into forested isolation, combining immersive, intimate living quarters with expansive panoramic views of the surrounding wildlife. Sharp, peaked roof structures and angular, geometric designs give the dwellings an animated look, while dark wood exteriors are emboldened alongside the Dolomites’ melancholic nature. On the interior of each treehouse, living areas are split into two complementary sections, highlighting a sleeping area, bathroom, and interconnected stairwell. As with most hilltop abodes, immersive design principles and a minimalist footprint serve as two primary contributors to PPA’s vision — providing a self-sustaining living area that’s suited to revitalize, recharge, and remit those who plan to occupy the space.