THE COTTAGE OF KEZMAROK: COMPETITION ENTRY
@ E2 Architecture, 2014
LOCATION: KEZMAROK VALLEY, SLOVAKIA
THE COTTAGE OF KEZMAROK 'ARRIVAL'
This body of work was completed at E2 Architecture. Working in a design team, personal responsibilies were research, design development, prodction of all imagery and completion of the final presentation package.
Completed at E2 Architecture, The Cottage of Kezmarok was our response to an open competition entry. The brief was to create an off-grid mountain lodge to accommodate the many hikers and skiers whom visit this beautiful and remote region of Slovakia each year. We proposed a striking cottage clad with bright and patented zinc on a raised deck which floats above the valley floor.
The archaeological footprint of the old Kezmarok Cottage has been retraced using the onsite material to create a podium entrance level with partial basement service rooms and garage within. On the podium is an entrance and viewing deck which allows the visitor to take in the view on arrival. A one and a half storey block sits on the podium with a full height entrance and stair atrium and a single height service and staff accommodation levels. Above this the accommodation deck is long and slender to anchor the building in its low level setting but with the elevation over the valley floor which allows nature and weather to pass beneath it and offer views that take in the valley floor as well as the mountains. At roof level is the conference/private dining room and main terrace which gives our guests full 360˚ views of the spectacular scenery.