This Mountain Cabin Shelters Climbers from Harsh Wintery Conditions

By: Christopher Magsambol - Sep 9, 2015
References: designboom & dezeen
Situated on a rocky terrain, this alpine shelter on the edge of Skuta Mountain can provide refuge for up to eight climbers.

The mountain cabin was designed by Harvard students and Slovenian studio OFIS as protection from the area's harsh and frigid temperatures. The extremely cold weather provided difficulties in the design process. However, the team eventually decided on a structure made from concrete. Installation was difficult and required off-site construction. Three separate pieces were airlifted to the area and assembled on site.

The team also wanted a structure that could provide amazing views of the surrounding mountains and landscape. All three sections of the cabin provide spectacular views as well as storage areas, living and dining areas and sleeping spaces.

Photo Credits: dezeen, designboom