The chalets are located in Meransen/ South Tyrol in an idyllically situated spruce forest enclave with great views of the Dolomites. The area is accessible by an easy path that leads as a hiking trail to the alpine destinations on the Gitschberg. The winter ski slope is located not far from the premises and can be reached on foot. A stream also runs past the site, which is an inviting place to pause in the summertime and take a cold shower after a sauna session in the winter. In this sense, the guest stands closely connected with the surrounding nature and enjoys its countless benefits.
The desire for individual forms of living as well as the local building culture are characteristic for the architectural design concept for the Obomila Waldchalets in Meransen. The office has designed for its clients a building structure with three units, which is tailored to the needs of the guest and invites to feel comfortable. The fan shape creates privacy and provides different views of the surrounding nature whose unique qualities are equally carried into the building interior. The oversized glass cutouts frame the respective landscapes and make each living unit unique. The living room and one bedroom will also have a spacious weather-protected terrace in front of them, which will be heavily used especially in the summer time. The names of the buildings are derived from the historical field names of the village and in this sense are strongly rooted in the location.
The units touch slightly at their vertices, but do not merge. This creates interesting niches, which allow the original terrain to be sensitively read. The architect’s goal was to preserve the natural slope as much as possible and to intervene as little as possible. This respectful attitude towards nature is evident in many of his projects.
The units are accessed autonomously via a common slope-side vestibule and are divided into three levels. A centrally arranged spiral staircase, executed in black steel, stands as a connecting element in each unit and equally provides a design accent. The interior of the units is made in natural and brushed spruce wood, in analogy with the adjacent forest. The scent of natural wood emphasizes the perception as a cottage and soothing. Complemented with a private spa, which is sheltered facing the forest, the Obomilla forest chalets invite you to a relaxing vacation.