With all the chaos of the last few days we thought we would gather a few projects we like from around the world to show how Architecture can harness the so called “Beast from the East” and get cosy doing so!

Here are the top 10 places we’d love to get snowed in.

Peter Zumthor - Holiday homes in Leis, Vals, Switzerland

Beautifully restrained yet rich and warm interior. The timber lined rooms (knots and all) only enhance the unbelievable views.

Lund Hagem - Winter cabin in Kvitfjell, Norway

The back-lit timber cladding appears like a lantern on the mountain. And that’s a seriously blue sky!

Jensen and Skodvin - River Sauna, Gudbrandsjuvet, Norway

A Sauna on the banks of a river, yes please!
A warm seat and a frame for the view, this pared back Architecture lets nature do the talking.

Olson Kundig - Rolling huts, Muzama, USA

Something a bit different. Super simple architecture and it moves, (insert joke about caravans here!)

Reiulf Ramstad - Split View Mountain lodge, Norway

Monolithic pitched timber forms skew to capture the views. We love the contrasting black window frames and sheer simplicity.

Scott and Scott - Whistler Cabin, Whistler, Canada

A modern play on the A-frame. The exposed timber structure creates an awesome backdrop, bet it smells great too!

Verdehaugen - Cabin Vindheim, Lillehammer, Norway

What’s the word for a gathering of angular shapes huddling together in the snow!? The blackened timber cladding contrasts brilliantly to the surroundings. Now, where’s the front door…?

Studio Padron - Cabin, New York State, USA

Rural setting, tick, timber lined, tick, log burning stove, tick, a good book, TICK!

Avanto - Four cornered villa, Finland

The soft, white interior makes it difficult to see where the room stops and the snow starts!

Snøhetta - Tverrfjellhytta, Hjerkinn, Norway

It might not be a house, but hands down this is the best reindeer lookout shelter we've ever seen!

To see some other great small projects we love check out or pinterest board by clicking here

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