Perched on a mountain ridge at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level, this cabin in the Ore Mountains of the Czech Republic has a lot of character and stands out while at the same time blending into the surroundings quite well, a rather unusual and intriguing combo which Stempel & Tesar Architects worked hard to achieve.
The cabin’s traditional design and simple form are complemented by large expanses of glass which open up the interior spaces to the panoramic views without compromising the building’s insulation. In fact, this is a building which requires very little energy in spite of the extreme conditions it faces.
The internal spaces are organized on two floors, under a gabled roof which ensures a very warm and cozy ambiance upstairs. The common areas share the ground floor and feature floor-to-ceiling windows which let in sunlight while also framing the gorgeous views. The architects also gave this cabin a winter garden which is this covered space that can be accessed from the living and dining areas. A large sliding window allows it to be opened up during the summer, seamlessly connecting the indoor and the outdoor spaces.