This gorgeous apartment complex was designed to fit in with the traditional alpine lodges that are so common in the Alps. This was accomplished in part with materials taken from the surrounding environment, such as the lovely larch used to create each apartment’s balcony, and the scalloped skin that resembles traditional tiles. We have to say the skin, which provides excellent thermal massing, is somewhat deceptive in that it’s actually made from cement.
Even so, the glazed windows throughout combined with the overall small ecological footprint and clever ventilation system give this complex just the sustainable edge we like to see. And being lovers of the outdoors, we’re especially happy to see how well the pine trees and jagged mountains are framed – as though they are central to the program, as they should be!