Stilted Woodland Cabin By ALT Architekti Boasts A Spiralling Metal Staircase

A metal staircase twists however a triangular well in one corner of this 6-sided timber cabin by ALT Architekti, which is raised on stilts over a hillside in Central Bohemia (+ slideshow).

Wooden Cabin by A.LT ARCHITEKTI

ALT Architekti was commissioned to construct the 2-bedroom residence by a client who “always wanted a wooden home”.

Located inside a no-construct zone, the cabin had to get the spot of an current 1950s summer season residence on a hillside in Zbecno, a little village in a protected spot of the Czech countryside.

Wooden Cabin by A.LT ARCHITEKTI

“There is a complete creating ban,” explained the architects. “The only possibility to come up with a new venture was to rebuild the existing property, not exceeding the optimum built-up area of 50-square-metres.”


The architects deconstructed the authentic house, retaining only a small stone garage – now utilised as a utility space. One particular side of the new house rests on prime of this construction, while the other is supported more than the edge of the slope on a ne2rk of timber beams set into concrete footings.

Wooden Cabin by A.LT ARCHITEKTI

The timber framework, clad in pale untreated larch and lined with oil-treated panels of the very same timber, was chosen as it offered a speedy building process and minimised the quantity of disturbance to the internet site. Large sections of glazing are oriented to enable residents to value woodland views and maximise sunlight.

Wooden Cabin by A.LT ARCHITEKTI

A flight of wooden measures leads up from the reduce component of the site, widening as they strategy a decked platform and glazed entrance at the rear of the new building.


The 2-storey framework has a stretched hexagonal floor-plan, which creates a combination of triangular and rectilinear rooms.


“The website lacks enough noon sun,” explained the architects. “The hexagonal layout was the greatest solution for receiving the optimum western sun penetration and views all around.”


A residing room, kitchen, laundry room and a toilet are spread across the elevated ground floor, although 2 bedrooms, a research and bathroom are set under the eaves on the upper degree.


The folded steel staircase, with treads that twist around a central column, sits at 1 side of the timber-lined living space.

Wooden Cabin by A.LT ARCHITEKTI

Upstairs, pale wooden partitions containing storage units and integrated seating adhere to the serious pitch of the roof.

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