6×11 Alpine Hut by OFIS Architects

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Anyone who has visited a national park is sure to recall the stringency of rules and regulations; now, imagine building a house in one. 6×11 Alpine Hut in Stara fuzina, Slovenia is part of Triglav National Park, and this prime piece of real estate provided a challenge to OFIS Architects. The three-bedroom residence, with its 6 x 11 meter footprint, features elements such as wooden columns, stony facades, and ample glazing that complement the natural setting of the park. Of course, sustainability plays a role in the design. Black foil installed behind the wood cladding helps add thermal mass, and the top-heavy form acts as a sun shield over the first floor of the hut.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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