Living deep in nature, in complete harmony with the elements of the area and respecting the environment where we spend our time for meditation are the fundamental principles that brought to the realization of this house among trees.
The rooms forming this house among trees are first of all places where to refuge yourself from nature, but at the same time where to rest and enjoy it fully.
Opaque walls grant refuge from environment and at the same time they invite visitors to guide their look towards the ample glass wall of the main façade. From there, they can observe pure or suggestive landscapes, depending on the location where the small and lightweight above-ground house is placed.
This side of the house is completely transparent and this aspect approaches guests to nature and makes them feel involved in flora and fauna, so that they can live a rich life experience, full of all the emotions and pleasures that only a natural and pure environment can transmit.
A great attention to environment and nature is highlighted by the choice of the main building materials and the building system with dry-stone that allows to move the artifact in every moment, without leaving any trace of its existence, so that the location can be the same as it was before the intervention.
For this reason, walls and attics are fully wooden and covered in reused pallet and the walls are made up of varnished larch wood. With time passing by, the covering wood will get old and its color will change, so its integration with the surrounding environment will increase.
Rough and vibrant exteriors contrast inside rooms, that are extremely linear, simple and colorful. During the contemporary art exhibition Tecnonart, the interior arrangement of the demonstrative form invites the visitor to meditation.
Inside the two volumes that are staggered in plan and elevation there is, in the biggest one, a little room where to meditate with two little armchairs and this overlooks the ancient and quiet courtyard of the aristocrat house hosting the exhibition and a space for body wellness that was built and covered by natural stones.
In this way, the little house links environmental sustainability with the pleasure of living in contact with nature. Source by Mirko Franzoso
Location: Sanzeno, Trento, Italy
Architect: Mirko Franzoso
Project Team: Mirko Franzoso, Carlo Busetti + Ernesto Callegari + Massimiliano Fellin, Albino Angeli
Construction: Legno Dolomiti Group srl
Area: 21 mq
Year: 2014 – 2015
Photographs: Mirko Franzoso, Courtesy of Mirko Franzoso