In Oberholz Mountain Hut, whether we see the layout or the aerial view, we can see very well how a singular volume turns into three. What inspired you? Could you please tell us more about the project?
The idea always starts from the context.
We inspected and analyzed the place and we find out that there were lot of huts built with wood, that is a material that can be easily found in the area. Talking about sustainability, the relationship that people have with materials still exists. Another typical feature of the area is the sloped roof shape. Starting from these elements we decided to reinterpret them in a contemporary way. For project needs, we had to host a number of people within a quite small space, but still avoiding a “canteen effect;” our main goal was to find a solution to come up with intimate spaces. From the above reflections and needs it comes the idea of creating three different volumes that gradually develop and face towards the mountains, making the latter the main characters. In this way Oberholz Mountain Hut was born.