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This Treehouse Protects Residents From Air And Noise Pollution, But It's Location Is The Best Part


Beppe Giardino

Turin, Italy is a city on the move that is urbanizing and growing very quickly. The city has a large university population and many of the students want to live in the city's center. 

This created a wonderful opportunity for designer Luciano Pia to design an urban space that would still give its residents refuge from the city's pollution.


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By elevating trees and plants to varying levels along the facade of the apartment building, Pia's building, 25 Verde, absorbs almost 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide per hour.


Luciano Pia

Not only are the 63 units organically shielded from air pollution, but the foliage acts as insulation from noise while still letting plenty of natural light shine through.


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The deciduous plants are all native to Turin and chosen for their blooming schedules, keeping the greenery feeling alive throughout the year.


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The natural wood further adds to the whimsical treehouse vibe.


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Outdoor hallways maintain privacy, shielded from the outside world by the plants.


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And open courtyards give residents plenty of quiet outdoor areas. Can you imagine studying for finals in this gorgeous green space?


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Credit: This is Colossal

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