The Mi Chalet Gives New Meaning To Sustainable Architecture
Mi Chalet is the expression of everything we know and love about cozy cabin retreats but in a modern and sustainable form. It was completed earlier this year by renowned architect and hotelier Karl Heinz Castlunger. The chalet’s unique facade design helps it stand out but at the same time allows it to integrate naturally into its surroundings. The photographs taken by Luca Visciani definitely do it justice. Two types of local wood were used throughout the project. Larch was chosen for the wooden shingles on the exterior of the chalet thanks to its weather resistant characteristics. For the interior, the architect chose spruce wood.
The main goal followed by the architect throughout this project was to reach the highest KimaHaus Standard which dictates that the heating energy requirement should be less than 30 kilowatt hours per square meter of living space per year. Another requirement was for the chalet to have extremely low carbon dioxide emissions. The goal was reached thanks to the architect’s visionary strategies when it comes to sustainable design.