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 of four luxury cabins(Riverside and Lakeside Cabins), 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.
One of the main goals of this project was to highlight the beautiful landscape surrounding the project site while making it very functional for outdoor recreation and lodging. Winter sun angles, views of the mountains, access to site features (heli pads, Talachulitna River, and Judd Lake) were all factors in the site layout.
The existing lodge is traditional log structure, which was carried through in the addition. The new cabins and Moose Hall are a contemporary squared log construction from Finland and are made of Nordic Pine. The Employee Housing building was constructed of structurally insulated panels (SIPs) and spruce siding.
Z Architects designed and detailed the site plan and all new buildings and additions on site. Z Architects and Los Griegos Studio collaborated on the interiors. Blazy Construction Inc. constructed the project. Photo credit goes to Z Architects, SelkoPhoto, and Blazy Construction.