Studio Precht has designed unusual “pipe” houses that look like they've stepped out of the pages of children's fairy tales
April 7, 2022
Four unusual buildings appeared in the Austrian forest near the village of Pogush. They resemble either pipes or giant tree trunks with chopped off branches. This is a project by the architectural studio Precht, created for the local restaurant Steirereck am Pogusch. Guests and staff of the establishment stay in these unusual houses.
The concept of “tree houses” was developed by Precht studio together with the start-up BaumBau, engaged in the construction of micro-houses. Each building is assembled on site from prefabricated components made from cross-laminated timber (CLT). “When we were thinking about the external appearance of the houses, we tried to imagine them through the eyes of a child, whose imagination and whose gaze had not yet had time to “blur”, – say the architects. -And so this strange construction was born, as if emerging from a fairy tale.
At the same time, the tasks before the architects were not at all fabulous. They needed to place all the spaces necessary for living on a minimum area and make the building sustainable. Especially for this, they came up with a concrete foundation in the form of a pipe. Around it is a spiral staircase, which you can climb inside. In the “branches” of the house there are modular sections that can be replaced depending on the functional needs of the residents. The interior of the premises, despite their irregular shape, looks very cozy and, according to the authors of the project, allows you to live with the comfort familiar to a modern person. “/>