The Hunters Retreat is based on the most fundamental of all human traditions: The gathering around campfires.

It’s a common perception that the campfire is the origin of modern society: When humans learned how to control fire, we gathered around it and started developing language, traditions and community.

Today campfires still have the power of connecting us to something fundamentally human: They make us sit together and tell each other stories.

The Hunters Retreat is a mountain dwelling inspired by this phenomenon: The building folds around a fireplace creating a small circular atrium. As soon as the fire is lit and the hunters gather around the flames, – shadows starts dancing on the walls behind them.

The building itself is simply a row of classic A-shaped cabins, each of them equipped with a small stove and two beds. At each end of the row, two public features conclude the circle: A public sauna and a small common room. The circular retreat is cladded with slate stone from the local quarry.

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Plan / Sections

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Site / View from atrium

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Entrance

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Wood storage

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Backside

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Sauna / Wood Storage

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Common room