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Post Office Sněžka / Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis

  • 05:00 - 19 August, 2017
Post Office Sněžka / Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis
Post Office Sněžka / Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis, © Andrea Thiel Lhotakova
© Andrea Thiel Lhotakova

© Andrea Thiel Lhotakova © Andrea Thiel Lhotakova © Andrea Thiel Lhotakova Courtesy of Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis + 13

Courtesy of Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis
Courtesy of Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis

Text description provided by the architects. It’s hard to find a more difficult place for building a house than the peak of Mt. Sněžka. Wind speeds reach up to 250 km/h, winter temperatures hit record freezes, it is the most strictly protected zone of a national park.

Site Plan
Site Plan

How to build in such a locality without spending excess money, and create a house that would remain in the minds of the people who visit? This building is a cousin of the storage depots of Amundsen’s or Scott’s polar expeditions or the houses that you see in Greenland or the Spitzbergen Islands.

Courtesy of Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis
Courtesy of Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis

It enters on tiptoes into the national park: it is of wood and glass, standing on delicate metal supports. In the harshest winters, it is completely closed off behind interior insulation slabs – shadowboxes – and exterior blinds, which protect it from flying bits of rock and ice.

© Andrea Thiel Lhotakova
© Andrea Thiel Lhotakova

Its outdoor staircase reminds you that you are climbing to the highest point of the Czech lands. An environmentally friendly wooden building, respecting nature, humanity, and the majesty of the mountains.

© Andrea Thiel Lhotakova
© Andrea Thiel Lhotakova
Plan and Elevations
Plan and Elevations
© Andrea Thiel Lhotakova
© Andrea Thiel Lhotakova

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Post Office Sněžka / Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis" 19 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/877957/post-office-snezka-e-mrak/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Andrea Thiel Lhotakova

极寒之地的 Sněžka:世界最难建造的邮局 / e-MRAK