Černá Voda mountain lodge | ADR s.r.o.

| 16 : 30 – 6 July, 2018 |


Černá Voda mountain lodge

Czech studio ADR s.r.o. designs a black wooden mountain lodge nestled in Czech Krkonoše Mountains with an adjacent steel terrace.

Surrounded by trees and shrubs lining the Kolben stream, the Czech mountain lodge by ADR s.r.o. is clad in black aluminium sheets and wood on its exteriors. The owner wishes the lodge to serve as a solace for ski tourists and guests of a nearby chalet. Measuring 5.3 x 5.6 mts., the contemporary lodge is raised up to provide a stunning view of the natural setting.


Černá Voda mountain lodge

Mountain lodge in Czech Krkonoše Mountains

The dark exteriors serves as a striking contrast to the home’s interior, which bathe’s in the natural light that shines through the treetops. A corner glass window on the ground floor gives an impeccable view of the snowfall that blankets the area each year, while also taking advantage of the stunning views that surround the lodge.

Černá Voda mountain lodge interior

View from the living space

From the Architects – 

Černá Voda, a small mountain lodge, is situated next to the “old” ski run near the Pomezní Boudy border checkpoint in the Krkonoše Mountains. The original lower ski-lift station was replaced with a new wooden structure on the confluence of Kolben and Černá Voda streams, the latter of which the chalet is named after. The owner’s wish was to have a small structure to serve as a lodge for short-term guests of the owner of the nearby Tereza mountain chalet.


Černá Voda mountain lodge location map

Location plan(marked in red circle)


Černá Voda mountain lodge floor plan

Černá Voda mountain lodge upper floor













Ground and first floor plan

Facilities – 

The mountain lodge is a wooden structure of approximately 5.3 x 5.6 m, with an adjacent steel structure terrace of approximately 5.3 x 2.5 m. The lodge has a hallway, living room with kitchen facilities, bathroom and a toilet.

Černá Voda mountain lodge living kitchen

Living and kitchen space


Bathroom decor

Bathroom space within the lodge

The sleeping space spans the upper level of a part of the living room and the vestibule, and is accessible via a staircase from the living room. The living room has an open ceiling with exposed rafters; the sleeping space is under protective netting.

Černá Voda mountain lodge, Kitchen

Access stair to upper sleeping area


Černá Voda mountain lodge netted area

View from below and above the living, sleeping space

The mountain lodge is wedged into a steep north-east facing slope of Pomezní hřeben, right next to a stream. The foundations are concrete piers, and the above-ground structure is made of wood.

mountain lodge in Czech Krkonoše Mountains

The exteriors clad in black aluminium sheet and wood

The roof and the side façade is blackened aluminium sheet metal, while the gable walls are clad with blackened wood. The mountain lodge stands alone on a mountain meadow, away from the village of Horní Malá Úpa; it’s surrounded by grown trees and shrubs which line the Kolben stream.

Černá Voda mountain lodge surroundings

View of the stunning mountainscape

The large corner window affords a beautiful view of the Malá Úpa river and the surrounding landscape, under the dominant Sněžka peak, the highest mountain in the Czech Republic.

This project is in nominations for Czech Architecture Award 2018.

Černá Voda mountain lodge

View of the lodge in the evening

This project is submitted by Boys Play Nice – Czech based creative photographers.

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Project details – 


Project Name – Bouda (Lodge) Černá voda

Location – Horní Malá Úpa, N 50°44.29498′, E 15°49.16387′, Czech Republic

Architect – ADR s.r.o. | www.adr.cz

Lead Architect’s – Petr Kolář, Aleš Lapka

Collaborating Architects – Mar.s Architects | Anna Vildová

Photography Credits – ©Jakub Skokan and Martin Tůma – BoysPlayNice | www.boysplaynice.com

Investor – SKIMU a.s.

Project type – Mountain shelter, Lodge, Guesthouse

Main Contractor – ROOF pro s.r.o., Trutnov

Award – Nomination for Czech Architecture Award 2018

Completion Year – 2016

Furniture / Products –

Chairs  – TON 002

Stove – Jøtul F 601 N

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