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Daily Mail, the British national daily newspaper, wrote about our “Camping in the Sky”


LIKE LIFE UNDER CANVAS, BUT WANT TO AVOID THE RAIN? THE 656FT SKYSCRAPER FILLED WITH TREES THAT YOU CAN CAMP IN

The Camping in the Sky concept, by Flt-Office from Milan, seeks to bring outdoor activities closer to city landscapes. Each level of the structure would feature greenery, so visitors feel like they are sleeping in the wilderness. The structure’s exterior skin can be adjusted to deal with different seasons and a variety of weather conditions.

An architectural firm has proposed an aerial outdoor activity concept titled ‘Camping in the Sky. As the name suggests, the structure would go upwards rather than out, appearing like an archetypal skyscraper but being used as an urban campsite. The plans, proposed by Flt-Office from Milan, Italy hope to combat an issue in urban areas – bringing outdoor activities closer to home.

Alessio Brando Rava, co-founder of Flt-Office, said:              “We tried to imagine a new accommodation paradigm in which users can experiment new ways to enjoy vacations. The idea of locating campgrounds in big cities within skyscrapers is a revolutionary way to achieve a number of benefits such as the vertical development of spaces and nature instead of huge horizontal areas outside the cities. Our project also provides the sensation to be in a campsite inside the city with an amazing view, 200 metres above the ground.”

Matteo Piccini, co-founder of Flt-Office, said: “We have had a very good response to this architectural project. More and more people are asking us about this designs and we are trying to spread it as much as possible. This is the reason we are trying everything we can to make it real.”

As well as adding outdoor activity to urban sprawl, the design firm believe that such a structure would save visitors money on accommodation.
There would also be a rainwater collection system to collect water from each floor, irrigating the green areas when required.
The architects hope to develop a detailed programme to reuse dismissed abandoned buildings – not necessarily skyscrapers – and convert them into campsites.

 

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