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 unique feature of a wall that can be opened up fully, exposing the home to the environment that surrounds it – and the gorgeous mountain viewscapes.. Constructed with minimal windows so that when it is empty it can be buttoned up and protected from curious wildlife, the residence has a few extended and linear windows and a single huge glazing that let the natural light in, but its not until the wall is opened up that the connection with the outdoors is comprehensive.
The Jagdhaus Tamers is surrounded by a forest of tall, majestic trees that is home to a wide array of wildlife and when the property owners commit time in their residence away from property, they have a unique ability to take pleasure in the stunning sounds of nature.
The interior zones of the cabin are clad with wood planks in a clear finish even the furnishings are created from wood. This natural material is a excellent option for the environment the cabin is situated in.
Although the floors, walls, ceiling and furnishings are all the same material, visual interest is layered in with the textures of the location rug, pillows and sofa upholstery as nicely 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 in 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 generate a geometric glow against the wood surround. Right here, also, the furnishings are wood with the bed platform doubling as storage.
There are two bedrooms side by side with a little hallway behind that leads to study nook. The headboard walls produce 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 though it is clad in a matte black finish, the window keeps the space light and vibrant.
The series of lengthy and linear windows offers me the impression that the creating is squinting via the glare of the snow. It makes the cabin feel alive and that’;s pretty cool (pun intended).
Photography by Studio Mads Mogensen