If we translate the name into the local language, The Kinii literally means “the falcon’s nest”. the project signed by the Obicua studio overlooks the top of Powder Mountain, in Utah, offering a panoramic view that stretches over three American states.
And it is precisely from the desire to offer a magnificent glimpse of the naturalistic beauties of the place that the architects of Obicua have conceived and built an open building, with a carefully studied exterior view that allows you to admire the landscape of the region while respecting the surrounding environment. In fact, the project is based on the application of the LEED protocol,
the US system for classifying the energy efficiency and ecological This is why The Kinii reinterprets the concept of a mountain hut in a contemporary and eco-friendly key by applying tonatural context non-invasive logic . The volume, in fact, is compact in order not to lose heat, while the footprint on the ground has been reduced as much as possible to degrade the ground with the construction site as little as possible.
Not only that: the architects decided to create a green roof to increase the insulation, thus creating panoramic terraces protected from freezing winds and excessive irradiation of UV rays. The goal of the Italian architecture studio was to maximize the aesthetic result while respecting the environment .