Italian studio Luca Compri Architetti recently completed The Climber’s Refuge, a sustainable wooden chalet topped by an inverted W-shaped roof that mimics the mountain peaks of Breuil-Cervinia, an alpine resort in northwest Italy.
Resting on a masonry base, the chalet was built with natural, ecological-conscious materials, lending the architecture a “sustainable soul”. Within its wood-clad exterior lie spaces that offer the comforts one associates with the idea of refuge: a roomy living, kitchen and dining area featuring a large fireplace with a stone seat and raw iron chimney, a covered loggia for reading and contemplation, a sauna and Turkish bath, and numerous bedrooms for guests to retire in at the end of the day. Encouraging visitors to build a close dialogue with beauty of the surrounding landscape are large openings and terraces which frame the picturesque mountain views. Follow the studio’s website, and plan your next chalet getaway here.