Strata Hotel/extension to Residence Königswarte by Plasma Studio

Here are photographs of a second project by Plasma Studio, provided by photographer Cristobal Palma.

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The Strata Hotel/extension to Residence Königswarte is clad in horizontal timber slats and was completed in November last year.

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See Dezeen's earlier story on Plasma Studio's Tetris Haus.

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The following information is from Plasma Studio:

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Located on a steep hillside in the Italian Dolomites this new-built hotel has been developed as the interweaving of the free-flowing topography- indexed and organized by series of timber strips- and the serial sequence of apartment units perpendicular to it.

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Skin organisation as strata

Since the overall shape was developed from the local planning guidelines, the linear distribution of units and the views and sun directions, it is a resultant of the constant negotiations among all these parameters as well as a topological answer to the picturesque typologies frequently built in the area.

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From applying the logic of topographical mapping ie. the indexing of horizontal sections as continuous lines, the volume is formed as a series of strata that as an artificial entity maintains a dialogue with its natural environment. In addition these horizontal sections operate as control lines, enabling the generation of curved hyperbolic-parabolic geometry.

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The bands surround the volume at different scales, peeling off from it, flowing into the landscape and blurring the boundaries of the building.

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The balconies become in-between zones that negotiate the internal rationale of the apartments ruled by efficiency and the repetition of parts with the exterior as extension of the topography.

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