Peter Pichler Architecture : Oberholz mountain hut

8 After months of intensive work, the architect and his studio Pavol Mikolajcak Peter Pichler Architecture deliver a unique restaurant located near 2 000 meters above sea level in the heart of the Italian mountains.

It's flank the Dolomites that Pavol Mikolajcak erects this book reinterprets the architectural style of a mountain chalet, with its roofs with two slopes, the use of oak wood for furniture and spruce for dressing of the structure. Seen from above, one can also notice a nod to the environment in which the building is registered with the architect is inspired, since the whole is divided into three distinct parts light cantilever giving the impression of a fallen tree with three branches.


Unlike traditional mountain restaurants that protect against extreme weather conditions of the mountain with thick walls and small openings, space is meant here very open, both on the inside as on the outside, including through three perches offering exceptional views of the valley. These three extensions, delimited by large windows, are the restaurant's reception areas, which feature a comfortable and cozy appearance, though minimalist. Paradoxically, the place takes an arrangement "typical" mountain restaurants with benches and tables, some of which are arranged in curved alcoves cement.


This work therefore the result of a working contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional mountain restaurant. She welcomes lovers of gastronomy and architecture between two tracks.

Photo: Oskar Dariz & Jens Rüßmann.

To learn more, visit Peter Pichler Architecture site


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