The Hotel Bjornson, located in a secluded part of a forested region in the Low Tatras mountain range in central Slovakia, has had a contemporary addition to its original cottage-style accommodation, with a cluster of eleven contemporary wooden tree houses designed by specialist cabin architecture firm Ark Shelter.
Placed in the surroundings of the main hotel building, the cabins are oriented in different directions, offering both privacy and unobstructed views of the forest. Positioned between the trees so as not to disturb the natural environment, each wooden structure is raised on stilts, which allows the landscape to continuously flow under the buildings. All of them consist of two independent modules, each with their own independent apartment with a bedroom-living room, children’s room, entry hall, and a bathroom. The two sections can be connected into one by sliding the partitioning wall of the living rooms, creating a spacious central space where two families can meet and socialize if they desire. “It is the immediate contact with the ski slope that creates the unique atmosphere of the resort,” explains a statement from the firm. In addition, they designed an extension of the hotel’s restaurant and a wellness area, built from four Ark-shelter modules that form a cluster of saunas and relaxation rooms with a masseur.