A new guest house will be built in the heart of the Šumava National Park, in the picturesque village of Kvilda, which is the highest village in the Czech Republic. We designed a pair of buildings in the center of the village at the foot of the ski resort. The sober expression of the new guest house sensitively completes the atmosphere of the village and creates a sympathetic dialogue between the architectural and architectural tradition of Šumava and between the elegant curves of contemporary architecture. The morphology of both buildings creatively develops the archetype of the Šumava cottage with gabled roofs and the choice of traditional materials. Wooden vertical battens, wooden cladding and stone foundations together with dormers, generous windows and recessed balconies form imaginative, yet modest facades, which sensitively co-create the genius loci of Kvilda and the Šumava landscape.
The "Untraditionally traditional" mountain guesthouse offers 35 apartments of various sizes and categories, which include private balconies, front gardens and outdoor seating in the garden from which both buildings grow. Of course there is a common reception and a bonus modern sauna. A welcome benefit is the rental of ski equipment for lovers of winter sports on the ground floor of the pension. In the warmer months, guests will be able to rent bikes or scooters and discover the beauties of the Šumava Mountains. The designed guest house will sensitively present the atmosphere of the village and all its facilities will support tourism and the development of Kvilda. Construction will begin in the second half of 2021 and two years later the guest house should welcome its first guests.