So, let’s see how it was possible to roughly carve a geometrically shaped concrete construction and make it fit in with the Alps.
The first way that helped this mountain cabin converse with the wilderness was the possibility of a great panoramic view. The body of the house is rectilinear, but two large openings in the middle make allow for these magnificent views of the hills and forests around it. The two connected terraces are in the middle of the construction and they are accessed via a staircase that also leads to the main entrance. Apart from clear functionality, the terraces have a visual function as well, splitting the cabin in half and breaking the box-like appearance of the whole cabin.
Another thing that cuts into the shape is the windows. They are of varying sizes and framed by oak planks that give the windows the look of large landscape pictures of the stunning Austrian Alps. Oak was also used for floors, doors and most of the furniture. The rest of the interior consists of smooth concrete ceiling and walls that are left showing, as opposed to the craggy façade.
The two interior levels are connected by a spiraling staircase that can take the inhabitants down from the entrance, to the storage areas, relaxation areas and cozy bedrooms, or up from the entrance, to the kitchen and living room.
The tower like structure of the cabin in combination with its sharp edges certainly stands out against the nature around, but the way it respects the nature and insists on the stunning views from almost every point of the interior actually makes the house compatible with the area.[via]
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