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Orma Architettura Completes A Trio Of Observatories In The Corsican Mountains

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On the mountainous Mediterranean island of Corsica, local architecture office Orma Architettura has completed three unique viewing platforms titled ‘Observatoire du Cerf Corse’.

The observatories are designed as a space for watching the endangered Corsican deer—an animal endemic to the islands of Corsica and Sardinia that almost disappeared during the late ’60s, but which has seen a resurgence in population thanks to a program of breeding begun in the 1980s. At present, the population of deer on Corsica is estimated to be around 250, and the viewing platforms offer a space for peaceful observation of the animals without interference. As with all of Orma Architettura’s work, the three ‘Observatoire du Cerf Corse’ explore the landscape materially. Crafted by local artisans from wood sourced from the surrounding forests, the project seeks to be accepted by the landscape, without merging with it.

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All images © J. Kerdraon & D. Giancatarina