22 Nov '16, 6am

Energy-efficient minimalist cabin blends into the surrounding alpine forests

Proving that sometimes simple is best, the humble House Bout is a minimalist homage to the forests that were sacrificed in the pursuit of urbanization. Architects Madritsch Pfurtscheller built the retreat among the peaks and valleys of the Austrian Alps. Topped by a gable roof and clad in blonde wood, the shape of the home was inspired by traditional local architecture. Cleverly divided spaces and a two-story stove provide energy-efficient heating for the snowy winter months.

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