Modular construction in the winter sports centre
In the winter sports centre of Jasna in the Low Tatras, eleven Tree Houses serve as minimalist accommodation for guests. The mini houses developed by Ark-Shelter are prefabricated from wood and spread out in a semicircle on the grounds of Hotel Björnson overlooking the ski slope. The cottages consist of two independent modules that can be coupled via sliding walls.
Ark-Shelter architects came together to reinvent the way people live their lives. In today’s fast world, society has fallen into a continuous loop of pressure and deadlines that forces stress and burn-outs. People are not following their own senses, and become slaves of artificially set timings and technology. This is why we’re losing connection with our biological roots.
That’s how Ark-Shelter was born. Ark gives you an escape and a shelter to protect you. Our appreciation for low-tech architecture has created a home that everyone can enjoy. At first, it was a shelter, a cocoon without TV, a silent place to reconnect with and appreciate nature, a cozy home where you could find yourself. Afterwards we realized that our homes have to be more oriented to our biological rhythms. Our designs are easily adaptable to the different stages in your life, and transform with sides that fold open. Our Arks adjust to the landscape and become an extension of nature.