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Mountain Restaurant Björk by Murman Arkitekter

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Murman Arkitekter has designed Mountain Restaurant Björk, located in Hemavan, Sweden. The A-frame building called Björk (English: birch) sits along the top tree line of slow-growing birch trees. Measuring 350m² (3,767ft²), the restaurant seats 80 guests on two floors.

We wanted to make a landmark and a building that reveals how it is constructed from a distance, a distinctive and unique look that feels natural on the site and at the same time easily constructed with prefabricated parts.

The building was designed to be lifted into place by helicopter. But a temporary road was built during the summer to carry the structure to the site due to practicality reasons and the need for services to supply the building.

The interior of the building is dominated with durable materials like pinewood and carpet, to prevent slipping with ski boots. The furniture also consists of simple built in place pinewood benches and tables.

The structural system of glulam beams form a triangular shape, this form is silhouetted in the façade which is finished with panels of untreated wood allowed to weather naturally. The glulam beam structure protrudes the roof form, highlighting the generous dimensions of the building by allowing these beams to be visible in both the exterior and interior envelope.

— Murman Arkitekter

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Photographs by Åke E:son Lindman
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