Refuge Hut on Fichtelberg by AFF

Close to the German Czech border, this concrete refuge on Fichtelberg Mountain was renovated by Berlin-based architectural practice AFF, from a ski club in 1971.

The 74 sqm hut appears to have been wrestled from the surrounding landscape, offering the possibility to escape from the city civilization.

Architects: AFF Architekten
Location: Tellerhäuser, Erzgebirge, Germany
Photography: Hans-Christian Schink, Sven Fröhlich / AFF

This mountain hut, which offers catering facilities and accommodation for six to eight people, is simple, spartan and the quality of the details is derived solely from tangible things. Unostentatious and sparse from a technical, functional and aesthetic point of view, the mountain hut performs its tasks efficiently and without daring technical features.