Chalet C6 by dRN

June 18, 2007

Del Rio-Nunez Arquitectos designed this ski chalet for two avid skiers, locating it just out of sight of the hotel during the winter months. The architects were able to take full advantage of the sweeping vistas, while still working within the design constraints of 6 meter deep snow and ice loads. The result is an amazing structure that manages to retain an inner warmth despite the freezing temperatures outsides. The integration of snow and living and the use of snow as a finish material reminds me of the Natural Science Museum in Japan...

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