DOMA V TATRÁCH

Object design: Nicolás Olmos and Majka Tkáčiková

Construction: Václav Krizovenský

 

The AT HOME IN THE TATRAS project is a survey of the opinions and ideas visitors and local residents have about the development of the High Tatras  and podhorie area (Slovakia). 

The project is about the mutual respect between people and nature, as well as between themselves (local residents and visitors in the Tatras), and about respectful urbanism within the territory of the national park and its architecture. It is about the Tatras and the fact that they cannot prosper without locals and without tourism. The Tatras are not only the Tatra lakes, peaks, cable cars, slopes, and hotels. They are the entire ecosystem.

 

Through the construction of this object, it was sought to generate a focal point, an identity and a physical presence to the different activities of a participatory urban project that took place around it.

At the same time, it functioned as a refuge so that visitors during their long walks can rest and contemplate their surroundings. A pause in your journey.

Respect for the natural environment was one of our premises, which is why we chose to create a permeable space made of environmentally conscious materials.

It is a woven object, since holes were made where more than 500 meters of rope were intertwined so that together with the sun, they generated an attractive play of light and shadow.

Its immateriality allows to see and be seen from any point, without losing the characteristic of container shelter, as well as being crossed from different points, diluting the limit of inside / outside.

It is important to highlight that it was built in modules that are easy to disassemble and transport, promoting the idea of ​​reuse, adaptation and sustainability.

It will be located in different parts of the mountains of Slovakia throughout 2022.

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