Atelier 8000’s cubic retreat is made from laminated timber beams. Due to the home’s angled position, the rooms have slanted ceilings and unusual angles. The building is clad in a combination of glass, metal and photovoltaic panels. Aluminum elements were designed as 1×1 meter modules, which makes them easy to transport. Thanks to the highly reflective surfaces, the hut looks like a large ice cube – and it fits perfectly into its surroundings.
The base of the hut houses a snowmobile garage, a staff entrance, ski storage, a drying room and a restroom. Common areas such as the restaurant and deck are located on the ground floor, while the upper floors accommodate sleeping areas. In terms of performance, the house aims to maximize solar energy generation.
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Interesting idea. Don't forget another benefit on your last slide. The articulated cube prevents snow accumulation (weight) allowing snow to slide off. A flat modernist roof in areas with snow often miscalculate.
What do those odd angles do for thermal efficiency and air circulation? The renderings suggest potential issues for both...