MoDus Architects has created a mountain lodge in a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Italian Alps that blends art, design and architecture.
The project is located in the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains nestled within a web of ski slopes and hiking trails. It reimagines the identity of the hotel’s humble origins dating back to a simple 1930s mountain lodge.
The various interventions include an underground parking extension, separate staff quarters, a guest room addition, the reorganisation of all common spaces including the pool area, and the sweeping, giant order colonnade of wood along the main facade that intercepts the breathtaking mountain views.
The exterior's thickened saw-toothed larch-wood skin, together with the large pitched wooden roof and the timber columns, are highlighted by the interior's eclectic convergence of materials, textures and fixed furniture elements to rescript the collective memory of traditional alpine spaces.
Architect: MoDus Architects
Project: Icaro Hotel
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