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In his latest project, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, shows his penchant for being radically bold with his buildings, according to this article from Architectural Digest.

Hôtel des Horlogers, located within Switzerland’s scenic Vallée de Joux, will serve, in many ways, as a conventional hotel. The structure—designed in collaboration with the Swiss-based firm CCHE—will house 50 rooms, two restaurants, a bar, a spa, and a conference center. But then it gets interesting.

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) stacked “five zigzagging volumes next to each other, each slightly below the last, in a line that follows the natural slope of the terrain.”

This design isn’t merely cosmetic. There’s a pratical purpose. Guests will be able to ski down the rooftop. “Guests can exit their room, ski down the roof, and sinuously enter an adjacent slope on the mountain.”

Ingenious.

Read the full story here.

 

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