Tordrillo Mountain Lodge (TML) is a remote heli ski and fishing lodge near the base of the impressive Tordrillo Mountains in Alaska. The project is about 45 minutes west of Anchorage via small plane or helicopter. This backcountry project includes an upgrade and an addition to an existing rustic lodge (Lodge 1) and the construction and detailing of four luxury cabins(Riverside and Lakeside), an employee housing building, a mess hall to serve the cabins (Moose Hall), a generator building, a fuel tank enclosure, a well house, and full infrastructure upgrades.
Lodge 1 is an existing lodge at TML that needed an update and an addition to provide more space for guests. The original lodge has 10″ round log walls with tongue and groove siding inside to create a rich and rustic Alaskan experience. In order to maintain the character of the building, the addition has been constructed using a similar log profile. The addition creates more guest accommodations upstairs and more dining areas downstairs and provides more windows and natural day lighting. The shape of the addition adds a contemporary spin on a traditional log cabin. The extra space has also allowed the existing building to be rearranged. The bar was relocated and has been redesigned to provide extra seating and take advantage of the views. The entries have been updated to better serve ski guests, and the bathrooms and bedrooms upstairs have also been upgraded. There has been a major emphasis on arranging spaces to create different gathering areas for guests. The interior design and furniture selection for the space promotes a contemporary feel in this rustic building. Architecture and interiors were designed by Z Architects