Zowa Architects combines bamboo and glass for The Kumoan hotel in the Himalayas

Sri Lankan practice Zowa Architects has used bamboo canes to shroud the glazed walls of this boutique hotel in Uttarakhand, India, which cantilevers out to give optimal views of the Himalayas. The hotel is situated in the village of Kasar Devi, taking its name from the surrounding region of Kumaon which is known for its picturesque

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Matra Architects creates holiday home with peaked roof and Himalayan views

The timber-clad roof structure of this house in the foothills of the Himalayas features a pointed peak incorporating skylights that allow daylight to flood an open-plan interior arranged over stepped levels. The private holiday home is located in the village of Satkhol in India’s Nainital district, which is a popular site for tourists looking to

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Bernardo Bader references traditional Alpine architecture in larch-clad home for an art collector

Bernardo Bader Architects has reinterpreted the traditional Alpine chalet using concrete and larch wood to create a home for an art and antique furniture collector on the edge of a village in the Appenzell region of the Swiss Alps. The Austrian practice was commissioned to create the house on the site of a farmhouse that had been

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Bergersen Arkitekter’s Viewpoint Granasjøen is an angular lakeside cabin with a turfed roof

This compact timber-and-concrete cabin in the Norwegian village of Nerskogen incorporates large windows that angle upwards to make the most of views towards the nearby lake and mountain range. Trondheim studio Bergersen Arkitekter designed Viewpoint Granasjøen for the owner of a house that is situated close to Granasjøen lake in the Trollheimen mountain region. The cabin

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Troll’s Peak cabin features facades and roofs clad in contrasting materials

Oslo studio Rever & Drage Architects used a variety of cladding materials and traditional construction techniques to distinguish the different functional spaces at this mountain cabin in Norway’s Sunndal region. Rever & Drage Architects designed the Cabin at Troll’s Peak for an active family who enjoy hiking and skiing in the mountains of the Trolltindane

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Prefabricated house in rural Spain took just five hours to assemble

Baragaño Architects designed this prefabricated house made from galvanised steel, wood and slate in northwestern Spain to take only five hours to erect. The Spanish architecture studio built Casa Montaña as a second home for a British landscaper and his family in the remote and mountainous coastal region of Asturias. The modules took four months to be made in

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Aspen retreat by CCY Architects overlooks dramatic mountainous scenery

American studio CCY Architects has created a spacious residence for a rugged site in the Rocky Mountains, which consists of timber-clad boxes linked by glazed bridges. Situated on a 2.5-acre (one-hectare) property on the edge of Aspen, the Maroon Creek Overlook is perched atop a grassy hill with a large creek at its base. The

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Hufton + Crow photographs MAD’s Huangshan Mountain Village in the dawn light

Photographer Allan Crow battled treacherous terrain, high humidity and swarms of insects to capture these images of MAD’s latest project – a group of topography-inspired housing blocks in China’s Huangshan mountain range. Officially unveiled earlier this month, Huangshan Mountain Village is a housing complex on the shore of Taiping Lake, designed by MAD to mimic the granite contours of

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Skýli mountain shelter is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions

Utopia Arkitekter has designed a tent-like shelter that could provide a cosy retreat for trekkers in the mountains. Called Skýli, which means shelter in Icelandic, the conceptual cabin is designed by Stockholm-based Utopia Arkitekter to withstand the extreme weather conditions of Iceland’s mountain landscape. Built from both steel and cross-laminated timber, it would sleep up to 15 mountaineers,

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Pinecone-shaped treehouse in the Dolomites allows visitors to sleep under the stars

A circular skylight in the tip of this pinecone-shaped treehouse by architect Claudio Beltrame in the Italian Alps allows the occupant to gaze up into the starry sky at night. The structure located in the town of Ugovizza in the Dolomites is available as a holiday let. Italian architect Claudio Beltrame created the treehouse in the shape of a

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Star Wars-inspired observatory will be built atop a mountain in Cyprus

Kyriakos Tsolakis Architects has won planning permission for an astronomical research centre on top of a Cyprus mountain, which will provide NASA with information about celestial phenomena. The architecture studio, which has offices in Nicosia and London, drew inspiration from science-fiction movies for the design of the Troodos Observatory, or “star observatory”. It will be built

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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge traverses a Swiss valley

Brave hikers in the Swiss Alps can now walk almost half a kilometre across this thin metal suspension bridge to reach trails on either side of a huge valley. The Charles Kuonen Hängebrücke, also known as the Europe Bridge, gently swoops across Switzerland’s deepest valley, which stretches between the popular ski resorts of Zermatt and

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Drone footage captures Zaha Hadid’s mountaintop museum in South Tyrol

This video shot by drone captures the late Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum, which is half buried into the peak of an Alpine mountain in Italy. The footage offers a drone’s eye view of the large volumes of the museum, which appear to burst through the rockface of Mount Kronplatz at 2,275 metres above sea level. Dezeen commissioned videographer Alaïa Fonk to

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Studio Razavi reinterprets traditional chalet architecture with Mountain House in the Alps

By pairing raw concrete with warm timber, French office Studio Razavi hoped to give a contemporary feel to this Alpine chalet home, while also complying with strict local architecture guidelines. Mountain House is a single-family home situated in the village of Manigod in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France, a popular ski destination. The region has very strict controls

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Pavilion-like house offers spectacular views of India’s Western Ghats mountains

Volcanic stone walls and sculptural skylights are among the features of this holiday home by Khosla Associates, which looks out over a picturesque mountain lake in southwest India. The retreat is located in the heart of the Western Ghats, a mountain range older than the Himalayas. The spectacular scenery takes centre stage in the building,

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Atelier Pierre Thibault completes long narrow home in Quebec forest

Two outdoor spaces bookend this longitudinal Canadian home by Atelier Pierre Thibault, which nestles into the ground at one end and is raised up on pilotis at the other. La Louve, or the Wolf, is a small cabin that was recently completed for a family in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. The slender structure encompasses four bedrooms

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Studio Bergtraun perches black cabin on steep slope in the Sierra Nevada mountains

California-based Studio Bergtraun has completed a holiday home in Tahoe, nestling a simple black volume clad in corrugated metal into the steep landscape. Alpine Meadows Cabin was completed for a family of outdoor sports enthusiasts in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range. “The clients desired to create a fun-filled, cozy and informal cabin for family and

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Bahá’í temple in Chile by Hariri Pontarini features torqued wings made of steel and glass

Sufi whirling dancers and Japanese bamboo baskets were among the references for this sculptural temple in Chile by Hariri Pontarini Architects. The Bahá’í Temple of South America is located just outside of Santiago, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. “Nestled in the rolling topography of the mountains and surrounded by reflecting pools and a landscape

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Anako Architecture completes “fortress-like” concrete house in an Alpine town

This robust concrete house in the Swiss town of Savièse steps down the side of a hill and contains rooms lining internal patios that look out towards the nearby mountains. Local studio Anako Architecture designed the property for a gently sloping plot that is overlooked by neighbouring detached houses. The proximity of the surrounding homes prompted the architects to

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Cutler Anderson Architects tucks Canadian home between rocky outcrops

The site for this residence in the Canadian Rocky Mountains was chosen by Cutler Anderson Architects for its craggy topography, which the designers used to frame the house. The home, dubbed Rock House, is an 800-square-foot (75-square-metre) cabin that includes a single bedroom. It was designed as a prototype unit for a larger development in Western

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Jon Danielsen Aarhus creates pine-clad mountain cabin in Norway for himself

Architect Jon Danielsen Aarhus designed this pine-clad cabin in rural Norway for his own family, creating a large glazed living area with mountain and lake views. Located between Oslo and Bergen, the cabin named Hytte Ustaoset is situated 1,066 metres above sea level at the foot of Hardangervidda – one of the largest mountain plateaus of its kind in Europe. Oslo-based Aarhus,

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Glass walls frame vineyard views from Modostudio’s mountain retreat

An abundance of gridded glazing aims to make the most of the spectacular views over Italy’s Adige Valley from this secluded mountain cabin by Modostudio. Italian architects Modostudio designed the 141-square-metre Mountain Retreat for a site close to Bozen in the Alps of South Tyrol. The two-storey dwelling features an inverted pitched roof. It also abuts an old stone

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Tip-Box Provokes Vertigo In Montpellier’s Mountains

Named Tip-Box, the fictional project by Christophe Benichou was originally conceived for an architect friend turning thirty. Situated at the top of Pic-Saint-Loup, the most emblematic mountain of the Montpellier region, the space is intended to serve a…

Movie shows climbers’ shelter by OFIS being airlifted into remote Alpine spot

In this movie, Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti shows how the tiny Alpine cabin it designed for climbers was helicoptered into its precarious mountain-top position.  OFIS Arhitekti designed the Kanin Winter Cabin to withstand extreme weather conditions on Mount Kanin and was commissioned by the Slovenian Mountaineer Association. The cabin measures just less than 10 square metres but is designed to sleep

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Three blackened-wood huts cantilever from mountain restaurant by Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak

A trio of glass-fronted gables project from this mountain restaurant that architects Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak have designed for skiers in the South Tyrolean Dolomites. Italian architects Pichler and Mikolajcak designed the Oberholz Mountain Hut restaurant for the Oberholz ski resort. Set on a small mound, it has its own direct connection to the ski slope. Located at 2000 metres in

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Marc Mogas slots prefab summer home into wooded slope in the Pyrenees

Spanish architect Marc Mogas created this prefabricated cottage in Spain’s Pyrenees mountains as a cost-effective summer retreat. Mogas designed the dwelling to be transported to the site in three modules. This helped to keep the project to its budget of €100,000 (£87,000) and allowed construction work to continue through the winter months. The pine-clad sections – one for bedrooms, another

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Alpine Shelter ‘Bivak Na Prehodavcih’ By Premica Architects

Slovenian architect’s office Premica Architects rebuilt a former bunker from World War I into a cozy mountainside retreat. During the war, a number of high-alpine fortresses were installed throughout Europe, some of which were transformed into cabins for mountaineers. Located in Triglav National Park, Slovenia, the newly designed alpine bivouac stands on concrete foundations, on […]

UberRaum Architects staggers Cloud Cuckoo House to offer views of Rhine Valley

UberRaum Architects has added a stepped wooden extension to this mountainside house in Germany’s Black Forest, offering its residents views of the surrounding trees and valley. London-based UberRaum Architects carried out the renovation and extension for a family who had outgrown its 1950s home in Germany’s Black Forest – a forested mountain range bound by the Rhine Valley on its west and south side.

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The Tilt Roof House By BCHO

Set amid peaceful mountains and rice fields, the Tilt Roof House offers a sophisticated and intimate living for a small community of artists.
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Hotel Hubertus · Valdora, Italy

Located in the famous ski and hiking area of Italian town Valdaora at an altitude of about 1350 m, Hotel Hubertus blends the old family property with the new part, offering the visitors a high-level relaxing space with a feeling of a mountain chalet.
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Glass-bottomed pool by NOA projects out from Alpine hotel

A glazed panel in the base of this cantilevered swimming pool by architecture studio NOA gives bathers dramatic views of the South Tyrolean Dolomites. NOA created the 25-metre-long pool for Hotel Hubertus, a holiday resort for skiers and hikers in the Italian province of South Tyrol. It is located at the foot of Kronplatz mountain with impressive views of the surrounding Dolomites

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Precarious Alpine shelter by OFIS offers shelter to Slovenian climbers

This tiny aluminium-clad cabin by Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti cantilevers over the edge of a mountain on the Slovenian-Italian border. OFIS Arhitekti worked with local structural engineers CBD to develop the Kanin Winter Cabin, which is designed to resist extreme weather conditions on its exposed site on Mount Kanin. The Slovenian studio – which is featured on the Dezeen Hot List as

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Tibetan school in China is clad is stone to match mountainous setting

Chinese studio Livil Architects has added a monolithic stone-clad canteen featuring cave-like interiors and an office building to a school in the town of Batang, Tibet. Batang People’s Primary School is an educational facility designed to accommodate Tibetan students from the town, which is located in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in China’s Sichuan province. The

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Timelapse movie tours Snøhetta’s Reindeer Observation Pavilion in Norway

This movie by videographer Alejandro Villanueva explores the undulating wooden form of the Snøhetta-designed Reindeer Observation Pavilion and its setting in Norway’s Dovre Mountains. Completed in late 2011, the pavilion is a glass-fronted steel box. But inside, its features a rippled timber core constructed by Norwegian shipbuilders to match the surrounding topography. Visitors to the pavilion More

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Mountainside platform by Code Arkitektur creates three vertiginous viewpoints

This triangular viewing platform perched on the edge of a mountain was created by Norwegian studio Code Arkitektur as a rest stop for one of the country’s picturesque tourist trails (+ slideshow). Called Utsikten, which translates as “the view”, the concrete structure is located near the top of Gaular mountain on Norway’s western coast. Its corners are raised, giving each spot a different More

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Carney Logan Burke builds Wyoming retreat around huge boulder

US architecture firm Carney Logan Burke has completed a home on a rugged Wyoming mountainside that wraps around a giant boulder (+ slideshow). Named Boulder Retreat, the single-family home is located immediately adjacent to a ski resort. It is nested into a steep, densely wooded mountain site next to a massive boulder. Carney Logan Burke More

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A Peaceful Space To Unwind In

Covered with black bricks on the outside, John Pawson’s ‘Life House’ is the kind of place we’d happily take some time out in. The generous, balanced retreat welcomes guests with brightness and a soft interior palette.
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A Wooden Residence In Western Austria

Named after its owners, ‘Haus für Julia und Björn’ is a wooden residence located in the picturesque scenery of Austrian mountains.
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Glass observatory rises from roof of Montana mountain home by Johnsen Schmaling

Johnsen Schmaling Architects has created a family dwelling in rural Montana that consists of interlocking volumes clad in charred wood and is topped with a glass-enclosed viewing room. Mountain House is situated in the foothills of Big Sky, a rural Montana town that is located 7,200 feet above sea level (2,200 metres). Resting on a More

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Studio Inches adds concrete and granite gallery to Alpine art museum

A year after transforming an old house into a gallery at the foot of the Swiss Alps, architect Matteo Inches has extended the building with a new concrete and granite gallery (+ slideshow). Studio Inches was approached in 2012 by the 80-year-old daughter of late Swiss artist and archaeologist Aldo Crivelli to create the MeCri Museum, which occupies a More

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Peter Zumthor creates buildings on stilts for tourist trail at a Norwegian mine

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has built visitor facilities at a historic mine in Norway, with one structure that hangs off a wall and two that are raised on stilts over a steep cliffside (+ slideshow). Zumthor has created three buildings at the old Allmannajuvet zinc mines in Sauda, which were in use for just 18 years at the end of the 19th century. They include a More

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Robitaille Curtis perches a ski chalet on a steep slope in Quebec

Canadian firm Robitaille Curtis has completed a cabin in the Laurentian Mountains that sits atop wooden pilotis, enabling melting snow to flow under the home (+ slideshow). Called the Laurentian Ski Chalet, the home is located near the Quebecois village of Saint-Donat. It was built on a steep hill that formerly served as a ski More

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A Concrete Villa In The Swiss Alps

Made almost entirely of the exposed reinforced concrete, maison fabrizzi is a house located among the picturesque mountain landscape of Swiss region Conthey.
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A House Designed To Ease Your Mind

Covered with black bricks on the outside, John Pawson’s ‘Life House’ welcomes the guests with brightness and soft colors in the interior. Acknowledged for his minimalistic aesthetics, the British architect once again created a generous…

UAE plans manmade mountain to increase rainfall

The United Arab Emirates is considering proposals for an artificial mountain that could help increase the country’s rainfall. Researchers are exploring different approaches to creating more rain in the country, according to reports. One option is to construct an artificial mountain, which would increase cloud production and make it possible to create rain on demand. A team at the National More

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Mork-Ulnes completes California ski chalet coated in black tar

This northern California cabin by Mork-Ulnes Architects is clad in tar-coated timber and sits atop a concrete plinth – measures that both help protect the structure from heavy snowfall. Encompassing 17,500 square feet (1,625 square meters), the five-bedroom cabin is located on Donner Summit near a major ski resort. It sits on a gentle slope, on More

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Kengo Kuma completes Chinese spa resort with pixellated stonework

The pieces of multi-tonal stone used to construct this spa resort in southwest China by Kengo Kuma give the complex a pixelated appearance (+ slideshow). The 59,000-square-metre Yunfeng Spa Resort, designed by Kengo Kuma and his Tokyo-based firm, terraces down a mountain outside the city of Tengchong in China’s Yunnan Province. The resort is constructed from More

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GilBartolomé Architects creates cavernous “Gaudiesque” residence with a zinc-shingled roof

A wavy zinc-covered roof covers the front of this residence by Madrid practice GilBartolomé Architects, which is dug into a steep cliff face overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Spain’s Granada province (+ slideshow). The property called House on the Cliff was designed by architects Pablo Gil and Jaime Bartolomé for a young couple who bought a difficult hillside plot, which has a More

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Scott and Scott completes mountainside cabin in Whistler for family of snowboarders

The A-frame exterior of this mountainside cabin in Whistler was designed by Canadian studio Scott and Scott to mimic neighbouring 1970s chalets. Based in nearby Vancouver, Scott & Scott designed the property as a weekend retreat for a family of snowboarders. It sits upon on a steeply sloping rock face in a residential area to More

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Alastair Philip Wiper finds “noble failure” at Breuer’s Brutalist French ski resort of Flaine

Photo essay: why do so many people hate the Brutalist architecture of Flaine? To find out, photographer Alastair Philip Wiper travelled to the Marcel Breuer-designed ski resort in the French Alps often referred to as “phlegm”. Flaine was commissioned in the 1960s by a couple fascinated with Modern architecture. They invited the Hungarian architect to create More

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Murman Arkitekter completes tent-shaped restaurant for a Swedish ski resort

This mountainside restaurant by Murman Arkitekter has giant triangular gables and is set at the top of a ski slope in northern Sweden (+ slideshow). Architect Hans Murman and his Stockholm-based studio designed the restaurant for a spot beside a ski lift and a row of birch trees in the resort of Hemavan, a site that takes in panoramic views of the More

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Movie: Alpine Shelter by OFIS and Harvard students airlifted onto Slovenia’s Skuta Mountain

This movie by film studio Carniolus shows how the Slovenian army used a helicopter to airlift the various components of an Alpine cabin to its mountainside location. First revealed on Dezeen in late 2015, Alpine Shelter Skuta was designed by Harvard University students Frederick Kim, Katie MacDonald and Erin Pellegrino during a workshop hosted by Rok More

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Thin concrete planes define mountain home in Japan by Kubota Architect Atelier

Six slabs of wafer-thin concrete form the floors and walls of this house by Kubota Architect Atelier, which cuts into the side of a mountain in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture (+ slideshow). Three of YA-House’s four floors step back into the slope of the mountain and are sandwiched between two vertical planes of concrete, while the uppermost […]

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French villa designed by Julien De Smedt to look like a bump in the landscape

Grass ramps over the curving form of this house in the French countryside, which was designed by architect Julien De Smedt as a contemporary alternative to the region’s “pastiche chalets” (+ slideshow). De Smedt’s firm JDS Architects created Casa Jura as a retreat for a Parisian family in Bois D’amont, a village in France’s Jura region. Named after the region’s rolling […]

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Timber cabins provide guest suites for Patagonia’s remote Awasi Hotel

Chilean architect Felipe Assadi has built a series of wooden hotel cabins on a Chilean hillside, offering guests the chance to glimpse wild llamas, pumas and rheas in their natural habitat (+ slideshow). Located just outside the Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonia region, the 12 cabins were designed by Felipe Assadi Architects to provide individual lodgings for the Awasi Hotel. […]

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Faceted home in the Swiss Alps by JM Architects is covered in dark grey tiles

Mottled grey tiles envelop this angular house in the Swiss Alps, which was designed by Milanese firm JM Architecture to look “like a stone in the landscape” (+ slideshow). The jagged form and colouring of Montebar Villa were devised by Jacopo Mascheroni to help the home settle into its mountainous terrain in Medeglia. The house sits on the edge of a slope above a valley […]

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Vector Architects disguises mountainside community centre beneath sprawling grass roof

Vector Architects designed a huge grassy roof canopy and plant-covered walls for this community centre in southwest China, helping it to blend in with its mountain landscape (+ slideshow). The Beijing studio designed Chongqing Taoyuanju Community Center for a sprawling plot among the mountains of the Taoyuan Park in China’s Chongqing municipality. Comprising three separate volumes that each house a different function, the […]

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Serbian mountain home by EXE Studio clad in both white ceramic tiles and dark wooden shingles

One half of this tiny mountain dwelling in western Serbia is faced in white ceramic tiles, while the other is clad in dark timber shingles – a nod to both traditional and contemporary styles (+ slideshow). Designed by Serbian practice EXE Studio, the house sits within the popular resort of Divčibare on the side of Maljen mountain. Hiking and skiing trails criss-cross the mountain’s […]

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Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum photographed by Hufton + Crow

Zaha Hadid’s mountain museum at the top of Alpine peak Mount Kronplatz is captured in these new images by British photography duo Hufton + Crow (+ slideshow). Hadid – who hit the headlines this week after a radio interview went sour – designed the Messner Mountain Museum in northern Italy for Reinhold Messner. It is […]

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Seung H-Sang clads South Korean mountain house in pre-rusted steel

Orange-hued panels of weathering steel encase the upper storey of this house in South Korea, which is elevated above the treetops of its mountain forest setting (+ slideshow). Korean architect Seung H-Sang, director of Seoul-based studio Iroje Architects & Planners, designed the secluded house for a plot among a fir forest and botanical gardens in Gunwi, a […]

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Slovenian mountain cabin by OFIS and Harvard students shelters climbers from extreme weather

Airlifted into position by the Slovenian army, this tiny Alpine shelter perches on a rocky outcrop below Skuta Mountain and can sleep up to eight mountaineers (+ slideshow). Informed by traditional Alpine architecture, the concrete-clad cabin takes on a pitched-roof form and has glazed gables that give vertiginous views of a Slovenian mountain range. Alpine Shelter Skuta was […]

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Will Bruder clads a mountain home in Aspen with charred cypress

This family dwelling in the Colorado mountains by Will Bruder Architects features an exterior made of burnt wood and a roof sheathed in copper (+ slideshow). Encompassing 5,830 square feet (541 square metres), Blackbird House is located three blocks away from the main ski lift in downtown Aspen. It is situated on a 850-square-metre property in […]

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Znameni Ctyr completes a contemporary chalet in the Krkonoše mountains

Znameni Ctyr Architekti has replaced a run-down mountain chalet in the Czech Republic with a similar but more contemporary version that leans outward as if about to fall over (+ slideshow). Named Chalet Saint Peter, the house is located on a slope in the Krkonoše mountains, which extend along the Czech-Poland border to divide the historic regions of Bohemia and […]

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Zaha Hadid buries a museum in the peak of an Alpine mountain

Zaha Hadid has completed a museum for renowned climber Reinhold Messner at the top of Alpine peak Mount Kronplatz, featuring underground galleries and a viewing platform cantilevered over a valley (+ slideshow). The Messner Mountain Museum Corones is the final instalment in a series of six mountaintop museums built by Messner – the first climber to […]

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Norwegian mountain hut is entered through a curving wooden orifice

A narrow wooden tunnel provides the entrance to this forest refuge built by students beside a mountain in Bergen, Norway (+ slideshow). Tubakuba Mountain Hub is the result of a design-and-build workshop held by architect Espen Folgerø with students from the Bergen School of Architecture. According to Folgerø, the tube-like doorway was inspired by the shape […]
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LEAPfactory installs prefabricated ski and snowboard school beside Mont Blanc

Using a custom-designed structure suited to extreme conditions, Italian studio LEAPfactory has constructed a new building for a ski and snowboard school beside the highest mountain in the Alps (+ slideshow). Situated in the shadow of Mont Blanc, on the south-east side of the France-Italy border, the small hut provides a new reception and lounge for the […]
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Clover-shaped house by Felipe Escudero built near Chimborazo mountain

Architect Felipe Escudero designed and built this clover-shaped house near the Ecuadorian mountain immortalised in the Walter J Turner poem Romance (+ slideshow). Sitting at an altitude of 3,600 metres, the single-storey house is located near Chimborazo mountain, the highest peak in Ecuador. It features a curvaceous concrete form with three petal-shaped wings. Related story: […]
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Ian Shaw Architekten completes concrete villa on a German mountainside

A grey slate terrace that extends from the back of this mountainside property by Frankfurt studio Ian Shaw Architekten juts over the valley below (+ slideshow). Ian Shaw Architekten set the two-storey house, named Villa S, into a slope above the town of Schriesheim in Baden-Württemberg, south-west Germany. Related story: Housing Estate Papillon sits in the […]

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Proposed mountain hostel by Atelier 8000 looks like it has crashed into the Earth

This giant cube that appears to have landed on its side in the mountains is a proposal by Czech studio Atelier 8000 for a facilities building in Slovakia’s High Tatras peaks (+ slideshow). With the “succinct shape of a simple cube” that appears to have been dropped at random onto the snowy landscape, Atelier 8000’s […]

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Case-Real’s House in Nagatoro sits at the base of a mountain

Japanese studio Case-Real has completed a small timber-clad cabin at the base of Mount Kamafuse in Saitama Prefecture (+ slideshow). Case-Real, the architecture studio led by designer Koichi Futatsumata, designed the single-storey House in Nagatoro to subtly reference the “beautiful silhouettes” of the nearby mountain by creating a gently angled roof. Related story: House in Tsurumaki […]

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