Gallery: Sinuous Prefabricated Snow Huts Pop Up in the French Alps

Herault Arnod Architectes used locally sourced wood to create a beautiful series of layered huts on the snowy slopes of Serre Chevailer Vallée, France. These ‘Scenographic Installations’ point out thematic routes (like the Romans' path through the Alps) while providing skiers and passersby with a place to rest.

Scattered throughout the beautiful ski resort of Serre Chevailer Vallée, Herault Arnod Architectes‘ habitable sculptures were created for a project called “Snow Culture”. The goal of the project was to point out thematic tours showcasing historical stories and trails around the area. The structures are made of parallel plywood arcs, and they were built off-site and transported with a helicopter.

All the layered huts have identical structures (although some are painted snow white), and they give the paths a unique visual identity. Their organic shapes mimic the sinuous environment, and they’re designed to be dismantled once their time has come. These sculptural shelters made from local wood are like tiny galleries in the snow.

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Photos by Herault Arnod Architectes


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