If you’re ever visiting Slovakia check out the Bjornson hotel from Liptovský Mikuláš, a beautiful town with wonderful dense forests, ski slopes and gorgeous views. In 2020 studio Ark-shelter added a series of new apartments to this hotel but not in the form of a large building but rather a cluster of small individual cabins which are spread around the main building.
The cabins are facing away from each other so they can all have some privacy but also so that they can take maximum advantage of the beautiful views of the forest and the mountains.
All the cabins are placed in between the large existing trees which allowed these to be preserved. They’re also all raised on stilts as opposed to sitting on concrete platforms and that makes them even more environmentally friendly by allowing the landscape to flow continuously underneath. Each cabin is made up internally of two independent modules/ apartments. Their interior designs are mirrored and the floor plan includes an entry hall, a living room and bedroom area, a kids’ area and a bathroom. The central wall which divides the two modules can slide open allowing the two modules to connect.