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Urban Treehouse in Turin | Luciano Pia

13.03.2015 | Architecture
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As you know by now, we’re always proud to share our favourite examples of Italian creativity, and today we’re showing you some amazing architecture here in our home city of Turin, Italy.

 

25 Verde was designed by architect Luciano Pia, and was created as an attempt to protect residents from the city pollution. The structure is almost treehouse-like in its form and holds 63 units, surrounded by 150 trees, naturally absorbing carbon dioxide and providing residents with clean air to breathe, even in the city centre. The trees create a great microclimate inside the building too, making sure it stays cool enough during the hot Italian summer, and letting warm light reach homes during the cold winter months. Steel beams recreate the form of tree branches, and the unusual wavy shapes make the building really stand out against the traditional constructions around it, and naturally the trees’ colours provide a variety of colours and foliage. If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a treehouse, now you know where to go!

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  • Allison Barnette Blythe

    Does anyone have pictures of the interiors?

  • charlotte mae Bumanglag

    What are the specific shrubs and trees used in the building?

  • carolecat

    I do. We live here. From Michigan. msucarole@yahoo.com

  • carolecat

    Many different ones. The ones on our deck are bamboo and maple.