Located in San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy, the Jagdhaus Tamers is a
cozy mountain cabin built entirely of wood. Designed by EM2 Architekten,
the cabin has the special feature of a wall that can be opened up
completely, exposing the home to the environment that surrounds it - and
the stunning mountain viewscapes.. Built with minimal windows so that
when it is empty it can be buttoned up and safe from curious wildlife,
the home has a few long and linear windows and one large glazing that
let the natural light in, but its not until the wall is opened up that
the connection with the outdoors is complete.
The Jagdhaus Tamers is surrounded by a forest of tall, majestic trees
that is home to a wide array of wildlife and when the homeowners spend
time in their home away from home, they have a unique ability to enjoy
the beautiful sounds of nature.
The interior zones of the cabin are clad with wood planks in a clear
finish; even the furnishings are made from wood. This natural material
is a perfect choice for the environment the cabin is located in.
While the floors, walls, ceiling and furniture are all the same
material, visual interest is layered in with the textures of the area
rug, pillows and sofa upholstery as well as with the collection of
pottery on the table.
A contemporary fireplace wrapped in white heats the cabin. This is
the only departure from the wood, (a wood surround would be a fire
hazard). The kitchen fills the void between the fireplace and the window
wall and even though the space is tight, there is enough room for a
dining table protruding from the kitchen's pony wall.
Upstairs, the corner bedroom has a series of openable windows that
create a geometric glow against the wood surround. Here, too, the
furnishings are wood with the bed platform doubling as storage.
There are two bedrooms side by side with a small hallway behind that
leads to study nook. The headboard walls create the privacy zones for
the bedrooms, but other then that they are left open.
The bathroom is on the other end of the second storey. Here the
shower located against the end wall and although it is clad in a matte
black finish, the window keeps the space light and bright.
The series of long and linear windows gives me the impression that
the building is squinting through the glare of the snow. It makes the
cabin feel alive and that's pretty cool (pun intended). EM2 Architekten
Photography by Studio Mads Mogensen