murman arkitekter completes A-frame mountain restaurant in sweden
 
murman arkitekter completes A-frame mountain restaurant in sweden
mar 01, 2016

murman arkitekter completes A-frame mountain restaurant in sweden

murman arkitekter completes A-frame mountain restaurant in sweden
images by åke e:son lindman and sam hedman

 

 

 

stockholm-based practice murman arkitekter has completed a timber restaurant that affords sweeping views of the surrounding mountainous landscape. located in hemavan, a winter resort in northern sweden, the A-frame structure is strategically situated next to a ski-lift, providing weary skiers with a place to eat and relax. the design team sought to create a distinctive landmark building that readily conveyed its structural characteristics. using prefabricated parts, the lightweight building was transported to the site by helicopter, before being sited on concrete-filled steel blocks.

murman-arkitekter-mountain-restaurant-bjork-hemavan-sweden-designboom-02the restaurant affords sweeping views of the surrounding mountainous landscape

 

 

 

named ‘björk’ — the swedish word for birch — the restaurant’s design is influenced by local sami culture. glulam beams form two triangular gables, while façades are finished with an untreated wood that will weather naturally over time. large windows at each end of the structure provide views and daylight. a welcoming entrance area to the south provides an area for outdoor occupation, presenting impressive vistas of the snow capped landscape.

murman-arkitekter-mountain-restaurant-bjork-hemavan-sweden-designboom-02the scheme is located in hemavan, a winter resort in northern sweden

 

 

 

internally, durable materials such as pinewood surfaces and carpet flooring prevent slipping, while the furniture consists of built-in benches and tables. a neutral color palette has been employed both internally and externally, highlighting both the form of the scheme and the materials used. the restaurant serves international cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients, and hosts numerous themed events throughout the year.

murman-arkitekter-mountain-restaurant-bjork-hemavan-sweden-designboom-02durable materials such as pinewood surfaces and carpet flooring prevent slipping

murman-arkitekter-mountain-restaurant-bjork-hemavan-sweden-designboom-Xthe restaurant serves international cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients

murman-arkitekter-mountain-restaurant-bjork-hemavan-sweden-designboom-02the upper level of the two-storey building

murman-arkitekter-mountain-restaurant-bjork-hemavan-sweden-designboom-XXthe A-frame structure is strategically located next to a ski-lift

murman-arkitekter-mountain-restaurant-bjork-hemavan-sweden-designboom-02glulam beams form two triangular gables

murman-arkitekter-mountain-restaurant-bjork-hemavan-sweden-designboom-02façades are finished with an untreated wood that will weather naturally over time

  • In my youth, I was attracted to ‘A-frames’ ..now I consider them a waste of materials.

    Jim

    jimCan

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