Lake House Völs is an idyllic cottage in spectacular lake and mountain scenery in South Tyrol, Italy. It is a project signed by the NOA (Network of Architecture) architecture studio , which blends modern design and architecture that works in harmony with nature. It is a place of rest and recreation, a small and charming public refuge built by the municipality of Fiè (Bolzano) for hikers (in summer) and lovers of ice skating (in winter).
The hut stands on an old structure that has been demolished to create a new architecture that dialogues with the surrounding environment . To warm the project and make it welcoming, NOA has chosen untreated wood as the main material, which in addition to having the right aesthetic qualities has a low visual impact on the landscape.
The cabin on the lakeit consists of two buildings: the main one, which houses an open kitchen and dining area, and a terrace with a panoramic view; and a secondary one, a separate cube where there are toilets and changing rooms for athletes who go to the lake to swim or ice skate. Both blocks are connected by a transverse axis, which leaves an open space to be used as a lookout. As for the interior design, the architects have focused on a strong visual balance between inside and outside, choosing green as the base color for the floor, walls and ceiling, with different shades, obtaining an atmosphere in continuity with nature.