On a small plateau with a marvellous panoramic view of Jostedalsbreen glacier in western Norway, continental Europe’s biggest glacier, Snøhetta recently completed a new shelter for walkers. The shelter, commissioned by the location chapter of the Norwegian National Trekking Association, is composed of a series of pentagonal constructions perfectly adapted to the harsh mountain climate.
The Oberholz mountain hut restaurant by Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture, in collaboration with local architect Pavol Mikolajcak, is an environmentally friendly eatery located 2000 metres above sea level in the Obereggen ski resort, San Floriano, in the Italian Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Julia and Björn’s house, designed by architect Innauer Matt in Egg, in Austria, near the border with Switzerland and Germany, is a warm, cosy house covered entirely with timber and surrounded by the beauty of the hills and mountains.
On Florida’s Anna Maria Island, the wind and the storms move the sand around, continually changing the landscape. Traction Architecture built Seagrape House as a steady point in the evolution of time and space, and it even has a time capsule.
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