Designed by EM2 Architekten, this small mountain cabin is set in the region San Vigilio di Marebbe in Italy. The cabin, named Jagdhaus Tamers, features a wall which can be “opened up” to reveal a large floor-to-ceiling window that almost spans the width of the building.
When the cabin isn’t in use, or when it’s particularly cold outside, the wall can be rotated back in place to reduce heat loss, or to provide some extra security. The cabin features a number of much smaller slit-like windows that frame different views of the stunning landscape. The small windows and rotating wall were created to allow the cabin to be locked-up from wildlife, and to help prevent intrusion.
The cabin has been built in a forest that contains a wide variety of wildlife, and the large glass wall provides the perfect viewing platform. The interior is clad completely in a light wood, from the floors, walls and ceilings, to the actual furniture pieces. Textures are used to break up the otherwise uniformly finished living spaces.
The cabin is heated by a modern wood-burning stove, that’s placed between the kitchen/dining area and the living room. The second floor contains the bedrooms and bathroom. The bedrooms aren’t completely sealed off from one another, but feature open partitions that allow the second floor to retain a sense of openness.
The bedrooms are placed next to each other and can be accessed by a corridor that leads to a small study nook. The undersides of the bed provide some extra storage space. The bathroom, like the bedrooms, has been design to have a minimal impact on dividing up the space. Unlike the rest of the cabin, it’s finished in a matte black.
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