Previously featured at Thisispaper, Italian architectural practice Pedevilla Architects refurbished traditional Alpine hotel, merging monolithic blackened-timber volume with large windows.
Bühelwirt hotel is situated in the Ahrntal commune of northern Italy, just three kilometres from the Klausberg ski area.
The challenge was to create space for twenty new rooms, along with a spa and expansion of the former restaurant. It resulted as a six-storey extension, stepping down the hillside. It features an asymmetric saddle roof, what creates a perfect match into the entire structure, cladded in blackened larch. Large windows and balconies provide a beautiful views on the mountains and create a smooth dialogue with nature. The interior is held in natural wood, that also forms spectacular built-in bench seating.