Villas Winterberg is a complex of stunning ski villas located in Winterberg, a town in the Hochsauerland district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and a major winter sport resort of the Wintersport Arena Sauerland. The structures were designed by Joel Rosa, part of the team at the Australian architectural firm Third Skin, based in Hawthorne, Victoria. They were completed in 2017 and cover a total ground area of 3,670 square meters, or over 12,000 square feet.
The homes are decidedly modern in their design, with sloping roofs and angled shapes, and clear glass walls that allow an easy rapport between the interior and the exterior. Nevertheless, these same sloping roofs are a clear reference to the traditional architecture of the area, which was originally implemented in order to allow snow to more easily slip off their surface, and which also echoes the shape of the surrounding mountains, keeping a respectful context with its location.
The interior of the homes is contemporary and stylish, and is flooded by an abundance of natural light thanks to the large glass windows that form its walls. The décor is done in a neutral color palette, with shades of gray and wooden roofs, creating a space that is unassumingly elegant.