After a long, demanding day on the slopes, you want a warm, welcoming retreat to shelter in. Lance Workshop Architecture and Design have designed a sculptural ski lodge complete with Japanese-style baths to sooth those aching muscles…
"Creating a big ‘wow factor’ was one of the main criteria, and we like to think we achieved that. -- Lance Workshop Architecture and Design
We approached this house as if it were a sculpted object. It had to be a beautiful object that would look good from all angles if it were sitting on your desk." -- Lance Workshop Architecture and Design
"The building had to be thoroughly engineered for the high winds and extreme temperatures experienced at the site." -- Lance Workshop Architecture and Design
High quality materials such as steel, granite, polished concrete, timber and copper give the ski lodge a polished, natural feeling. It nestles comfortably into the slope with a stone plinth grounding the building, while a parabolic roof floats above a sculpted timber form.
The floors are polished concrete with in-slab hydronic heating. While concrete doesn't seem like a good choice for such a cold climate, when it's combined with in slab heating, it provides a thermally efficient heat source. This type of radiant heat is the most physiologically comfortable type of heating -- far superior to ducted heating, for example which dries the skin and creates large temperature differences throughout the house.
The house has two bedrooms and a loft upstairs. Downstairs is a self-contained one-bedroom apartment. This creates maximum flexibility for combinations of skiers.
A Touch of Luxury
Both apartments have a cast concrete Japanese style hot tub. For soaking ski-weary limbs. A sculptural custom shower system has been specifically designed for the apartment.
Lake Crackenback Ski Lodge
This stylish ski lodge is a good example of architecture which is sculptural, yet practical. High quality materials and touches of luxury are balanced against flexible and efficient planning. Whether you're heading for a weekend in the snow, or settling in for the longer term, the planning and design of this ski lodge will respond well.
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