marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin
 
marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin
aug 29, 2013

marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin

marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin  
image © marc lins
all images courtesy of marte marte arkitekten 

 

 

marte marte architekten have recently shared images of a concrete mountain cabin at the edge of a wooded ravine in austria. the striking ash-gray volume sits on a relatively untouched hillside that seasonally complements or contrasts with the home. a minimal material palette, mainly comprised of a delicately textured and carefully hewn rough concrete, bolsters the relationship of the architecture to the variously meadow green and winter white landscape. wide-grained wooden doors and anthracite colored handrails complete the minimalist tectonics while deeply recessed apertures and subtracted masses belie the double-walled concrete shell. the thick, setback veranda serves to afford panoramic views of the gentle slopes and surrounding groves. 

marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin
a slight staircase lends importance to the entrance spaces and contrasting oak doors 
image © marc lins 

 

 

 

formally the tower-like structure references fortifications of times passed, albeit with the surrealistic twist of streamlined shapes. the home is certainly protective and manages to maintain a dynamic interior spatial composition wherein private areas, bedrooms and relaxation rooms are interlocked in a columnar puzzle. upper and lower levels are connected via a spiral staircase. the gesture of a tower remains a strong massing reference; however, the volumetric voids that wrap around the entrance additionally allude to the pixelated forms of a computer — all rendered in the language of architecture. 

marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin
the cabin blends into the snowy context 
image © marc lins

marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin
the home alternately blends or is distinguished from the landscape seasonally 
image © marc lins

marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin
a wraparound void reframes mountain views 
image © marc lins

marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin
oak interiors clad habitable surfaces in the double-walled concrete shell 
image © marc lins

marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin
wood-lined apertures additionally frame landscape views 
image © marc lins

marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin
the towering form is embedded into the meadow-green hillside 
image © marc lins

marte marte architekten create concrete mountain cabin
a minimal path was the main alteration of the landscape 
image © marc lins

 

 

 

project info:

 

client: private
planning: marte marte architekten
location: 6830 laterns-vorarlberg-austria
site area: 485.4 sqm
gross floor area: 102.6 sqm
floor area: 87 sqm
built-up area: 43.03 sqm
cubage: 491.4 m3
building contractor: amann bau, 6710 nenzing
concrete works: weikelstorfer, d-94166 stubenberg structural consultant: frick paul, 6830 rankweil
windows: hartmann, 6710 nenzing
construction physics: bernhard weithas, 6923 lauterach
flat roof: tectum, 6845 hohenems
furnishings/interior fittings: matt gerold, 6830 laterns heating/sanitation: gangl manfred, 6800 feldkirch
electrical services: matt thomas, 6830 laterns
stairs: türtscher kaspar, 6835 zwischenwasser-buchebrunnen

  • Why in the world would I want to “soften” such a pure artistic statement. The snow and the trees and the clouds “soften” the environment. This building stands strong and defined in contrast to its environment.

    Lightmaker
  • @StevenArtisan, That’s a good point!

    atelier argos
  • Superb indeed! Basic Beauty!

    atelier argos
  • superb

    dbkii
  • Not to mention “avalanche-resistant”! I like the cube concept, but feel it could have been more integrated with the environment by the inclusion of some natural stone areas to soften the lines a little.

    StevenArtisan

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