The evolution from Homo Sapiens to Homo Architectus was possible thanks to forests and timber. We need to bring architecture back to its origins. In forests, architecture was born; to forests, it must return. And it is time that Homo Architectus evolves into Homo Arboreus.

Thomas Allocca

Homo Arboreus

Whether Global Warming is due to a natural phenomenon or human pollution, we need to change the concept of "sustainable development" to "tree-centric development". If we want to reduce energy consumption and the consequent greenhouse effect due to carbon emissions, we need to plant as many trees as possible. We need to return to a wood-based global economy, much more than in Middle Ages, and re-elaborate the ancient building systems into modern solutions, bringing wooden architecture back to be the main road toward the evolution from Homo Sapiens to Homo Arboreus, a process distracted and interrupted by the Age of Concrete.

Design Principles

Wood-Based Building Systems, compared to any other building technology, can assure the highest technical and ecological performances, both in therms of seismic, wind and fire resistance, comfort and health, and in terms of energy costs, from production to use and maintenance, until final demolition.

Massive Timber, compared to laminated timber, doesn't make any use of glue-based technology, which means our solutions can guarantee both the highest technical performance of the structural elements, and the lowest equivalent carbon footprint (equivalent tons of carbon dioxide). The same principles are applied in our projects through the solutions for thermal and acoustic insulation, using cork instead of polystirene or mineral fibers, and the same in our furniture, without any preservative or poly-vinyl-based painting, just using natural oils or wax.


Low-Energy house for high-quality life is the conditio sine qua non of our projects, with lowest energy consumption, the lowest warm dispersion, but the highest comfort and the consequent highest market value. Our houses are designed without the need of vapour barriers, because they do not have thermal bridges, no consensation, no mold.

Carbon Offset of our projects is a direct consequence of the application of the first three design principles, reducing to the minimum the carbon footprint of the whole building process and of the house.

Mission    Horizontal perspectives. Vertical ambitions


What we do    We design and build residential and commercial architecture, redefining the concept of luxury as right to high-quality, wellness, healthy housing. And we do it with sacred attention to details, blending Italian poetry, Celtic spirituality, and Viking technology, for houses that reflect our inner landscapes of beauty, open to sunlight, breathing the sky, with horizontal perspectives and vertical ambitions.

Why we do it    We crave beauty, and nothing is more beautiful than giving everyone the chance to live better and longer in healthy houses, raising children in safe and comfortable spaces, free from stuffy and synthetic air, from Sick Building Syndrome. Our houses are embraced by healing sunlight, they are conceived for breathing life, not poisons. We design physical and spiritual well-being. We cherish body and soul, equally.



White Oak Arkitecture has applied to join the United Nations Global Compact, for contributing to a more resilient and sustainable architecture, integrating Ethic, Environment, and Economy, according to the principles and the aims of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Application ID 153964, September 6, 2022