Černá Voda Mountain Lodge

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Černá Voda, a small mountain lodge, is situated next to the “old” ski run near the Pomezní Boudy border checkpoint in the Krkonoše mountains.


The original lower ski-lift station was replaced with a new wooden structure on the confluence of Kolben and Černá Voda streams, the latter of which the chalet is named after. The owner’s wish was to have a small structure to serve as a lodge for short-term guests of the owner of the nearby Tereza mountain chalet.


The mountain lodge is a wooden structure of approximately 5.3 x 5.6 m, with an adjacent steel structure terrace of approximately 5.3 x 2.5 m. The lodge has a hallway, living room with kitchen facilities, bathroom and a toilet. The sleeping space spans the upper level of a part of the living room and the vestibule, and is accessible via a staircase from the living room. The living room has an open ceiling with exposed rafters; the sleeping space is under protective netting.


The mountain lodge is wedged into a steep north-east facing slope of Pomezní hřeben, right next to a stream. The foundations are concrete piers, and the above-ground structure is made of wood. The roof and the side façade is blackened aluminium sheet metal, while the gable walls are clad with blackened wood. The mountain lodge stands alone on a mountain meadow, away from the village of Horní Malá Úpa; it is surrounded by grown trees and shrubs which line the Kolben stream.


The large corner window affords a beautiful view of the Malá Úpa river and the surrounding landscape, under the dominant Sněžka peak, the highest mountain in the Czech Republic.


Bouda (Lodge) Černá voda


ADDRESS Horní Malá Úpa, N 50°44.29498', E 15°49.16387'

AUTHOR ADR s.r.o. Petr Kolář, Aleš Lapka

CO AUTHOR mar.s architects, Anna Vildová

INVESTOR SKIMU a.s.

MAIN CONTRACTOR ROOF pro s.r.o., Trutnov

TIME OF COMPLETION 2016

TIME OF APPROVAL 2017

PHOTO BoysPlayNice

Author's report

MAR.S ARCHITECTS as architectural Collaborator

A small mountain hut named "Černá Voda" was built on the site next to the old ski slope near Pomezní Boudy in the Krkonoše Mountains. The original ski lodge was replaced by a new wooden structure located at the confluence of the Kolbenova stream and the Černá Voda stream, from which the mountain hut takes its name.

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The architects were tasked with designing a small structure for short-term accommodation for guests of the owner's nearby mountain cottage, Tereza. It is a wooden building with dimensions of approximately 5 x 5 meters, with an adjoining steel terrace measuring approximately 5 x 3.5 meters. The layout of the cottage is divided into an entrance vestibule, a living room with a kitchenette, and a bathroom with a toilet. Within the living room, there is a space designed for sleeping above the vestibule and bathroom, accessible by stairs from the living room. The living room is entirely open up to the ridge of the roof, and the sleeping area is separated by a protective net.

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BoysPlayNice Photography & Concept
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BoysPlayNice Photography & Concept

The construction is situated on a relatively steep northeast slope of the Pomezní hřeben, in close proximity to the stream. It is supported by concrete columns, and the entire above-ground part of the structure has a wooden frame. Black aluminum sheet metal was used for the roof and side facades, while the remaining two gable walls are clad with wooden boards painted black. The hut stands independently on a mountain meadow away from the main development of the village of Horní Malá Úpa. It is surrounded by mature trees and bushes along the Kolbenova stream. From the large corner window, there is a beautiful view of the valley of the Malá Úpa River and the surrounding landscape, as well as the summit of the highest Czech mountain, Sněžka.

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