Modern Chic Lodge in Dolomites, Italy

At an elevation of 1,400 m in South Tyrol, Italy, this mountain lodge offers enviable views of alpine meadows, forests, and the jagged fangs of the Dolomites.

The lodge is composed of two buildings, a main cabin and an adjacent studio sleeping cabin. Both were based on the gabled form of traditional structures in the region, but were executed with a strong contemporary flair by EM2 Architekten.

The accommodations include two bedrooms and a bathroom in the main cabin, plus another bedroom or hang-out space and a second bathroom in the sleeping cabin. Together they have a floor area of 130 m2 (1,399 ft2). The interiors, like the exteriors, are finished almost completely in larch but they are far from rustic. Instead, the all-wood interiors are characterized by clean lines and a minimalist atmosphere, partly attributable to the built-in furniture. Floor-to-ceiling windows on the ground floor offer spectacular views of the alpine landscape.