Shingles and large round windows animate the four Bert treehouses that architecture studio Precht has crafted from bent cross-laminated timber in Austrian woodland.
The four cartoonish structures, which each have a unique form, serve as accommodation for guests and staff at the Steirereck am Pogusch restaurant in the rural village of Pogusch.
Precht has create a series of CLT treehouses in Austria. Photo is by Tom Klocker
They are the first four iterations of Bert, a modular treehouse conceptualised by Prechtwith tiny-homes startup BaumBau in 2019 with the intention of designing a building with a minimal footprint.
Each structure is assembled from prefabricated components that were made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) in a factory offsite before being combined in situ.
They contain accommodation for guests and staff at the Steirereck am Pogusch restaurant
Precht’s co-founder, Chris Precht, recently presented the project as part of our Architecture Project Talk series in partnership with the Forest Stewardship Council.
During the event, the architect explained that Bert evolved out of an ambition to create a structure with a minimal environmental impact, but with otherworldly forms that look as though they belong in a fairytale.
They feature modular tube-like structures
“We looked at this project through the naive eyes of children, and asked ourselves, what would the building look like if it would be designed by this unfiltered imagination of a kid?” he explained. […]
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