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Mountain Hut

Mountain Hut

OBIA (Ostrev Baylov Ignatov Architects)
Bansko, Bulgaria | View Map
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Mountain Hut

OBIA (Ostrev Baylov Ignatov Architects) as Architects

Mountain Hut is a reconstruction and extension of an existing tea house, located next to a ski slope in a pine forest in the Pirin Mountain near the town of Bansko.


The existing building consisted of a small ground floor and a second level with the same area.


Taking into account the current regulations for the area, which do not allow an increase in the footprint, the reconstruction project provides a tiny pizzeria on the ground floor and a bar with a large covered terrace on the second floor with panoramic view towards the ski slope.


As a result the silhouette of the building is dominated by two elements – the volumes of the terrace and the roof. The parapet and the ceiling underneath the terrace are shaped by vertical and horizontal wooden lamellas, rotated in progression, providing variable transparency when moving on the track and giving softness to the volume. On one of its ends, the terrace leans on the slope level and gives direct access for skiers to the bar.


The roof has a rectangular outline and is parallel to the terrace, with a slope and a kink on one diagonal which forms a greater openness of the space between the terrace and points to the upper part of the ski slope for a better view of the bar visitors.


For the shaping of the facades and in the interior of the entire second floor coniferous wood cladding was used, and the facades on the ground floor are predominantly with stone cladding of local type.


Material Used :
1. Local breed Pine – Facade cladding
2. Local breed Stone – Facade cladding

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