Whitepod, Eco-Chalets

Montalba Architects

Nestled in the Swiss Alps above Monthey, Switzerland, the eco-chalets coexist with the mountainside allowing for an environmentally preserved hospitality experience amongst the alpine landscape. The minimalist chalets are conceived to receive families and groups wishing to spend a few days in the mountains. Made entirely with Swiss materials and products, the larch wood paneled exterior, and interior millwork by a local fabricator, creates a seamless transition between the structures and mountainous environment while also evoking the design of a traditional Swiss chalet. A central bloc containing all services separates the volume of the chalet with the night part composed of 3 bedrooms on one side and the day part with the entrance, dining room and the living room on the other side.