news & updates

Four wooden stilted structures host zero-emission resort’s suites amongst centuries-old trees

From our friends at DesignBoom:

Terme Preistoriche Resort & Spa in Montegrotto Terme (PD) in Italy introduces the Preistoriche Green Lodge designed by Studio Apostoli, showcasing an eco-friendly approach to hospitality. Seven suites are integrated into four wooden stilted structures, interconnected through a raised system of ramps, walkways, and accessible terraces. The project preserves the roots of age-old trees using 160 micro piles to support new constructions and outdoor spaces. Architect Alberto Apostoli prioritizes tree preservation, ensuring the lodge placements embrace the existing trees. The lodges, clad in larch slats, employ a wood-based and eco-compatible system, featuring a heating system powered directly by thermal water for zero CO2 emissions. The lodges boast unique locations, sustainable construction, and a harmonious balance with nature, aligning with Studio Apostoli’s holistic philosophy.

project info:

name: Preistoriche Green Lodge
architect: Alberto Apostoli – Studio Apostoli | @studio.apostoli

location: Montegrotto Terme, Italy

photography: Alessandro Romagnoli | @rhomans_



A Swatch Book of Eastern White Pine Grades

Eastern White Pine Swatch Book This unique informational marketing item takes on ...

A Day in the Life of a Lumber Mill

Check out these videos shot at Limington Lumber in East Baldwin, ...

Colonial Cottages: Eastern White Pine in 17th Century Massachusetts

Built in 1636, the oldest wooden house in America remains in ...