This Is Possibly the Biggest Treehouse Ever and It Occupies an Entire City Block

While most city landscapes try to incorporate trees, most of them are still considered concrete jungles. An apartment building in Turin, Italy is trying something innovative by incorporating trees and shrubs in the building design to reduce air and noise pollution for its residents.

The urban treehouse was designed by Luciano Pia and is named ’25 Verde’. The 5-storey building houses 63 units which all have a beautiful patio with carefully selected plants and shrubs.

This urban treehouse in Turin, Italy was designed to give its residents clean air and reduce traffic noise.

© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino

 

The building contains approximately 150 trees and shrubs which filter about 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide per hour.

© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino

 

While providing clean air, the thick vegetation also helps to shelter its residents from city noise.

© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino

 

Another advantage is that the trees also reduce the ambient temperature by providing shady areas during the summer.

© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino

 

There is lush vegetation everywhere which makes it feel like you’re walking in a park.

© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino

 

This project design showcases just how much attention was given to ensure a perfect mix of foliage.

© Luciano Pia

© Luciano Pia

 

The exterior also contains tree “cutouts” to to give it a unique treehouse look.

© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino

 

These residents are living their childhood dreams of living in a real treehouse even as adults.

© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino

H/t: Colossal

If there was a building like this in my city, I would move there in a second. Please share this urban treehouse with your friends and family.

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