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Mountain Hut in Obereggen

Peter Pichler Architecture, in collaboration with Arch. Pavol Mikolajcak, won a competition to design a new mountain hut at 2.000m in the Italian Dolomites in 2015. The new hut contains a restaurant and is located next to the cable station Oberholz in Obereggen with direct connection to the ski slope.

The cantilevering structure grows out of the hill like a fallen tree with three main branches creating a symbiosis with the landscape. Each of them is facing towards the three most important surrounding mountains. The interior is defined by a complex, curvilinear and visible wood structure that gradually fades into walls and creates so called “pockets” for intimacy. It could also be seen as a new open space interpretation of the classic “Stube”, well known in typical structures of the area.

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Stapleton Library in Staten Island

In the words of the architects Andrew Berman Architect:

The New York Public Library commissioned this branch library of 12,000 square feet. We restored the existing 1907 Carrere and Hastings Carnegie Library and designed a new 7,000 square foot building to be located alongside. The library is conceived as a modern public institution that will contribute to the revitalization of the Stapleton neighborhood.

The facility is an assemblage of old and new. The existing Carnegie Library was converted into the Childrens’ Reading Room. The new building, constructed of glue laminated Douglas fir posts, beams, joists and roof decking, houses books and media. The structurally glazed facade invites the public and supplies natural light. The exposed wood structure provides a sense of rhythm, scale and material richness unexpected in contemporary public buildings.

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namvujslm  asked:

Hello, Could you please give me some houses that have the same structure as the "Home for all" in Rikuzentakata? Like the posts are used to remind us about the forest ? Thank you so much 😊

Home For All in Rikuzentakata Japan 

Led by Toyo Ito, a team of young Japanese designers has created a modest community center out of the wreckage using saltwater-soaked trees wiped out in the storm. For months volunteers came daily to help build the project, using the wood columns as structural supports. The Home-for-All project has become a beacon for the community, where the pangs of the storm remain sharp.

Here are some other projects that rely on recycled or reclaimed materials for part of their structure:

Collage House S+PS Architects

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