Intimacy and expanse, den and prospect, cave and ledge—the Piaule Catskill Landscape Hotel’s architecture is meant to heighten our experience of the landscape by contrasting and dramatizing the safety of the forest with the terrifying scale of nature.
Studio Name: Garrison Architects
Design Team: James Garrison, Sal Tranchina, John Torpy, Jeff Stewart.
Area: 2,200 square meters
Location: 333 Mossy Hill Rd, Catskill, NY 12414
Photography Credits: Sean Davidson
Moving between these worlds was our motivation. The cabins embrace the surrounding forest, while the lodge magnifies the spectacular eastern wall of the northern Catskills: rain falls, sun shines, thunder and lightning make a show.
Shifting focus onto the landscape will hopefully allow visitors to recalibrate their attentiveness.