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Competition Entry: Atelier 8000 Designs Cuboidal Mountain Hut for Slovakia’s High Tatras

Competition Entry: Atelier 8000 Designs Cuboidal Mountain Hut for Slovakia’s High Tatras
Competition Entry: Atelier 8000 Designs Cuboidal Mountain Hut for Slovakia’s High Tatras, © Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000
© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000

Atelier 8000 has design a sustainable mountain hut for Slovakia’s High Tatras as part of the Kežmarská Chata (Kežmarská Hut) international competition. Seated on one of its vertices, the simple cube “evokes an erratic block left behind by the retreating glacier,” while it’s “sharp edges” blend into the mountain backdrop.

© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000 © Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000 © Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000 © Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000 +21

© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000
© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000

“Thanks to the positioning of the construction, three sides of the facade are visible from any viewing point, which amplifies the play of light and shadows – the same effect which can be observed on the neighboring rocks,” described Atelier 8000. “The glass surfaces of windows and photovoltaic panels along with the light transparency of the metal plating complete the whole picture of the site with a touch of glimmer – just like the glints and reflections which can be observed on the surface of a mountain lake or on thawing ice.”

© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000
© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000
© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000
© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000

The construction is built with glued laminated timber beams made from larch wood. The aluminum facade system is designed in the form of square panels. The dimensions of the individual elements of the facade are designed in the module of 1x1 meter to facilitate easy handling and transport to the building site.

© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000
© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000
© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000
© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000

At its base, the hut provides a snowmobile garage, staff entrance, ski storage, drying room and restrooms. The ground floor is made up of a restaurant and deck, while the upper floors accommodate sleeping and emergency recovery areas. 

© Atelier 8000
© Atelier 8000

In terms of its energy generation and consumption the hut has been developed as a passive building. The shape and orientation of the hut maximize solar energy, while parts of the facade with energy generation units are oriented southwards and eastwards to face the sunrays directly. 

© Atelier 8000
© Atelier 8000
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Competition Entry: Atelier 8000 Designs Cuboidal Mountain Hut for Slovakia’s High Tatras" 08 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/555095/competition-entry-atelier-8000-designs-cuboidal-mountain-hut-for-slovakia-s-high-tatras/>
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10 Comments

Alma · January 09, 2015

And I do not agree. Form is rigid, boring, un-intelligent and disrespectful to nature and users.

Alma · January 09, 2015

Some architects do not understand that drawing board architecture looks as ignorant as this project looks in nature and for its users. Shame. Better do special projects that conforms with the laws of gravity.

Nemo · November 05, 2014

dian ge zan

LatteEiffel · October 13, 2014

Really Inspiring

Jpmddn · October 11, 2014

Is it Krompachy?

spud · October 09, 2014

in the third image i only see two sides...

wei · October 09, 2014

wonderful!

oldschool · October 09, 2014

i am waiting for Geordi to beam down with an away team to retrieve "3rd of 5"...

Steve Pender · October 09, 2014

What a waste of space. Look at those absurd interior shots with wasted "wall" space creating the bottom of the cube. This is pure form over function, and in a situation where functionality is important for survival.

Rhodgers · October 09, 2014 08:20 PM

yes, but what a form! have a little fun

notch · October 08, 2014

Skyrim.

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© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000

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