Atelier 8000 Envisions Surrealist Cube House as Mountain Retreat

Responding to an international competition to design a lodge to be situated in Slovakia’s High

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Responding to an international competition to design a lodge to be situated in Slovakia’s High Tatra Mountains, Czech architectural firm Atelier 8000 has designed the disorienting geometric construction that you see above. Seemingly extracted from Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey 2001, this structure is called the “Kežmarské Hut” and is intended to provide sustainable accommodation for high-altitude mountaineers year-round, able to function completely off the grid. The outside is covered in reflective tiles of aluminum, glass and photovoltaics, along with a patio that wraps around two of the structure’s faces. Inside, the building features an interior of glue-laminated timber beams of red spruce and is fitted out with wooden finishes and furniture. From afar, the building would surely make any weary adventurer question their own judgement.

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