Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen


Nothing like a refuge in the mountains to escape the stressful everyday life of the city! In our article of the day, we invite you to discover a small cozy hut signed Petr Kolář and Aleš Lapka, part of the architecture firm ADR. Located in the mountains of Krkonoše, in the Czech Republic, this charming hut stands out for its black facade which, in winter, slices dramatically with the snow. Completed in 2016, this project also gains our sympathy with its interior wood cladding bringing unmatched warmth to the home. Continue reading to discover the minimalist black kitchen, design suspensions and not only!

The interior wood cladding contrasts with the exterior one to create a stunning design

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen

This charming mountain chalet has a solid wooden structure and a stilted steel deck. Inside, there is a corridor, a warm living room open to the black kitchen , a bathroom and toilet. The bedroom is located on the upper floor and is accessible by the black staircase in the kitchen. Here are some words about the contemporary design of the welcoming interior. Let’s examine it in more detail in the following paragraphs.

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen

The interior wood cladding warms the atmosphere in an original and contemporary way. In other words, this warm material par excellence, is everywhere! Let’s start our tour with the living room which enjoys abundant natural light thanks to the large window. Design suspensions, however, can not go unnoticed as they invite a sophisticated touch inside. The owners have even thought of adopting a nice firewood storage .

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen


The modern design of the black kitchen creates a fascinating contrast with the light wood cladding. Some exposed beams are sure to boost the minimalist decor. In the picture above, you can see the stairs leading to the sleeping area. In short, the kitchen is small but functional! Moreover, the security and comfort in the bedroom are guaranteed by a safety net.

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen

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The warm atmosphere is enhanced by the presence of a heating stove whose design harmonizes perfectly with that of the kitchen. In the end, who says hut in the mountains, says stove! The latter is the essential piece of the development of such a refuge in nature. The heater is simple, does not clutter the space and is quite capable of warming the entire cabin.

Interior wood cladding invites relaxation and serenity

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen


The interior wood cladding offers unparalleled comfort and can be installed in any room. Inviting to serenity, it is an ideal choice for huts in the mountains. In addition, it gives the impression that one is outside. However, it is no secret that this type of cladding is an excellent insulation of the walls. As the example above shows, the doors are also dressed in wood while remaining faithful to the minimalist decor. This also applies to wall shelves!

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen


Enter the small bathroom that has a simple but captivating design. The walls are dressed in an original way that creates a deco optical illusion.

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen

Here is a detailed overview of the design suspensions illuminating the interior of the refuge in a sophisticated way. We have shown you many times luminaries advocating aesthetic design but they stand out due to the fact that they form a type of lighting system. In addition, the lower part of each suspension has a reddish hue adding a touch of color to the space.

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen

As you’ve already guessed, wood siding is not just about indoors. Indeed, it is the black facade of the cabin that can be seen at first glance. All dark, it fits perfectly in the natural landscape. But the real breathtaking effect can be noticed in winter when this extraordinary facade contrasts with the snow cover and the product contrast invites you to dream.

The interior and exterior wood cladding makes the refuge extremely cozy

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen

The black facade contrasts with the snow cover!

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen

Project schematics

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen

* Project designed by architecture firm ADR

Cozy refuge in nature: unusual facade, interior wood cladding and minimalist black kitchen


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