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The ESTIA wooden cabin stands on stilts among the mountains of Camigliano, near the San Michele Cave. It was designed to provide shelter from the elements while offering magnificent views into the landscape. It was built as part of the “Update” workshop series and created with a deep consideration of the environment, local history, social connections and an aim for reviving the area.

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Made entirely from local wood, it features a unique open, gabled roof that lets natural light flow inside. It is open on both ends, allowing people to admire both, the valley and the luscious vegetation growing around it. ESTIA is a hearty habitable sculpture designed for enjoying local nature while acknowledging a difficult past.

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Photos by architetti and Fabio Cappello