Shelters for Hotel Bjornson / Ark-shelter

Curated by Paula Pintos
Architects : Ark-shelter
Year : 2020
Photographs : BoysPlayNice
Manufacturers : Pilkington, Rothoblaas, Dörken, Kronospan, ROCKWOOL, prostoria, Bosch, FOUCZECH, Jafholz, Omniplex, senk design
Lead Architects : Michiel De Backer, Viktor Mikovčák , Martin Mikovčák
Engineer : Radovan Hnidka
Structural Engineer : Archekta
City : Liptovský Mikuláš
Country : Slovakia

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Textual content description supplied by the architects. Ark-shelter was requested to construct a cluster of forest flats for resort Bjornson. The investor had a transparent concept of 1 side-oriented double cabins, positioned within the surrounding of the primary resort building, which made our design resolution comparatively easy.

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We think about the idea of putting the modules between the timber ecological, not just for the tree preservation but in addition for the minimal contact of the modules with the bottom on account of elevating them on stilts as an alternative of laying on the basic concrete plate foundations. This permits the panorama to constantly circulate beneath the building and breathe, whereas the inexperienced roof of the module doubles the biotope that lays beneath it.

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The house design was primarily based on the consumer’s concept of the outer shell, one-sided orientation, and views, that needed to match fairly a big program. All buildings/cottages comprise two impartial modules, every with its personal impartial house consisting of a bedroom-living room, kids’s room, entry corridor, and a rest room. Every of those two individually functioning items could be linked into one by sliding the partitioning wall of the residing rooms, making a spacious central house the place two households can meet and socialize.

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Two of the flats perform as mirrored and shifted modules with smaller spatial adjustments to them, resembling a bigger lavatory or further balconies, enriching the house range. Cottages are positioned within the forest, dealing with away from one another into the undisturbed scenes of the forest or the ski slope. It’s the instant contact with the ski slope that creates the distinctive ambiance of the resort.

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Visitors discover themselves within the forest and on the identical time in the course of the ski resort Jasná due to the disposition of the modules which guarantee privateness and peace inside arm’s attain of the primary resort building. We additionally designed an extension of the resort’s restaurant and forest wellness constructed from 4 Ark-shelter modules that type a cluster of saunas and rest rooms with a masseur.

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We now have collaboration with resort Bjornson and hope that quickly we can current the following building levels which can finalize and join the prevailing components of the realm.