Shelters for Hotel Bjornson by Ark-shelter

Enjoy the undisturbed scenery of forest and ski slope

Project Specs


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▼视频,video © Ark-shelter


Ark-shelter was asked to build a cluster of forest apartments for hotel Bjornson. The investor had a clear idea of one side oriented double cabins, placed in the surrounding of the main hotel building, which made our design solution relatively straightforward.

▼项目鸟瞰,aerial view © BoysPlayNice

▼近景,closer view © BoysPlayNice


Cottages are placed in the forest, facing away from each other into the undisturbed scenes of the forest or the ski slope. It is the immediate contact with the ski slope that creates the unique atmosphere of the resort.

▼小屋与滑雪坡道相邻,the cottages are immediately contact with the ski slope © BoysPlayNice

▼小屋面向森林原始景色,the cottages face the undisturbed scenes of the forest © BoysPlayNice

▼朝向一侧的成对小屋,a group of double cabins © BoysPlayNice


We consider the concept of placing the modules between the trees ecological, not only for the tree preservation, but also for the minimum contact of the modules with the ground due to raising them on stilts instead of laying on the classic concrete plate foundations. This allows the landscape to continuously flow under the building and breathe.

▼位于森林中的模块,modules in the forest © BoysPlayNice

▼模块位于支柱上,modules are placed on stilts © BoysPlayNice


The apartment design was based on the client’s idea of the outer shell, one sided orientation and views, that had to fit quite a large program. All buildings/cottages comprise of two independent modules, each with its own independent apartment consisting of a bedroom-living room, children’s room, entry hall and a bathroom.

▼小屋外观,external view of the cottages © BoysPlayNice

▼背立面,back facade © BoysPlayNice

▼正立面,front facade © BoysPlayNice


Each of these two separately functioning units 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. Two of the apartments function as mirrored and shifted modules with smaller spatial changes to them, such as larger bathroom or extra balcony, enriching the apartment diversity.

▼两个独立功能单元可以通过滑动客厅的隔墙连成一体 © BoysPlayNice
each of these two separately functioning units can be connected into one by sliding the partitioning wall of the living rooms

▼卧室,bedroom © BoysPlayNice

▼浴室,bathroom © BoysPlayNice


Guests find themselves in the forest and at the same time in the middle of the ski resort Jasná thanks to the disposition of the modules which ensure privacy and peace within arm’s reach of the main hotel building. We also designed an extension of the hotel’s restaurant and a forest wellness built from four Ark-shelter modules that form a cluster of saunas and relaxation rooms with a masseur.

▼桑拿室,the saunas © BoysPlayNice

▼休闲室,the relaxation rooms © BoysPlayNice

▼夜景,night view © BoysPlayNice

▼总平面图,site plan © Ark-shelter

▼度假屋轴测图,axon drawing © Ark-shelter

▼度假屋平面图,plan of cottages © Ark-shelter

▼度假屋剖面图,section of cottages © Ark-shelter

▼spa平面图,plan of spa © Ark-shelter

▼spa剖面图,section of spa © Ark-shelter

Studio: Ark-shelter
Author: Michiel De Backer, architect
Viktor Mikovčák, architect
Martin Mikovčák, architect
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Co-author: Hotel Bjornson team, client in role of programmatical guidance
Project location: Low Tatras – Jasná, Demanovská dolina
Project country: Slovakia
Project year: 2019
Completion year: 2020
Built-up Area: 11 x 75 m² shelters, 
4 x 20 m² wellness modules
Gross Floor Area: 905 m²
Usable Floor Area: 700 m²
Plot size: 3600 m²
Client: Hotel Bjornson
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Client’s website:
Photographer: BoysPlayNice,,
Collaborator: Engineering office: Archekta,

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