Vertical Chalets, a project by Peter Pichler Architecture made by Staininger Group / Six Senses Kitzbühel Alps. Chalet model maker: Antonio La Colla. Platform and installation: I.R. Servizi. Sail: Maco Technology.
Cortile d'Onore - Università degli Studi di Milano
Peter Pichler Architecture presents five Vertical Chalets at the University of Milan, small-scale representations of the Six Senses project, the new hospitality concept that the studio has designed near Kitzbühel, Austria. The chalets on display are made with fir wood boards with an 18 mm section, dovetailed and glued together, while the internal walls and floor are in fir plywood. Just like the originals made in Austria, these models are characterized by a structure wrapped in a second skin of overlapping wooden slats, specially designed to filter the light inside the living spaces and ensure privacy. As often happens with works by Pichler, this draws inspiration from local vernacular architecture reinterpreted in a contemporary key. The Six Senses housing units can be reached both by an external staircase and a glass lift connected directly to the bedroom. The chalets allow guests to experience a spatial experience in nature amid the treetops.