Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects

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Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects - Windows, Facade, Forest
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, 2.5 hours northeast of San Francisco, this 5 bedroom ski cabin was designed for 3 generations to enjoy simultaneously.

Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects - Windows, Forest
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The essential diagram is straightforward: take the alpine chalet building type andlift it onto a concrete plinth to protect it from the snow. Located at an elevation of 6,800 feet (2,000 meters), the building needs to withstand extreme snowfall that can exceed 800 inches (20 meters). The residence’s positioning on-site, however, is more nuanced. Influenced by prevailing wind-drift direction and other climatic factors, the orientation shields the building from the street and directs views to a private stream and forest beyond. Living spaces are arranged along the open, south-facing facade to maximize solar exposure. The shaded northern face contains utility rooms where small punched windows draw in indirect northern light but minimize heatloss.

Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects - Table, Deck
© Bruce Damonte
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Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects - Beam, Deck
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Tar-treated wood siding recedes among the tree trunks of this wooded site, and at dusk the interior finished with minimally treated fir glows warm through the windows.

Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects - Windows, Door, Forest
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