United States Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects Houses 2016 Photographs: Bruce Damonte Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTroll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects Structural Engineer: Gabbart & Woods Structural Engineers “COPY” CopyHouses•Norden, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787360/troll-hus-mork-ulnes-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787360/troll-hus-mork-ulnes-architects Clipboard General Contractor: Year: Ferrell Civil Engineering Architects: Mork-Ulnes Architects Area Area of this architecture project Civil Engineer: ArchDaily Barth Construction “COPY” Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 18 Share Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteText description provided by the architects. Located in the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, 2.5 hours northeast of San Francisco, this 5 bedroom ski cabin was designed for 3 generations to enjoy simultaneously.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe essential diagram is straightforward: take the alpine chalet building type andlift it onto a concrete plinth to protect it from the snow. Located at an elevation of 6,800 feet (2,000 meters), the building needs to withstand extreme snowfall that can exceed 800 inches (20 meters). The residence’s positioning on-site, however, is more nuanced. Influenced by prevailing wind-drift direction and other climatic factors, the orientation shields the building from the street and directs views to a private stream and forest beyond. Living spaces are arranged along the open, south-facing facade to maximize solar exposure. The shaded northern face contains utility rooms where small punched windows draw in indirect northern light but minimize heatloss.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Bruce DamonteTar-treated wood siding recedes among the tree trunks of this wooded site, and at dusk the interior finished with minimally treated fir glows warm through the windows.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla Vortex / Paulo Flores + ggarchitectsSelected Projects15 Architects Who Have Been Immortalized on MoneyArticles Share Photographs Projects Area: 17500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMork-Ulnes ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNordenUnited StatesPublished on May 12, 2016Cite: “Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects” 12 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.