Weary hikers passing through trails on the Slovenian-Italian border now have one extra space for respite thanks to Kanin Winter Cabin. The diminutive shelter was built by OFIS Arhitekti, a Slovenian studio, and it sits on a cliff on Mount Kanin.
Though the cabin juts out precipitously over the cliff side, it makes use of a cantilevered design that keeps it sturdy, even in the potentially extreme weather conditions that can impact the exposed rock face. The facade of Kanin Winter Cabin is also made from sturdy aluminum, keeping the shelter secure from all but the most disastrous of natural events.
On its interior, the small cabin features three lofted floors that give hikers a space to lay down and spend a cold night. It is covered in pine except for the outward facing wall, which is a window that offers a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.
OFIS Arhitekti's Kanin Winter Cabin Sits on a Cliff of Mount Kanin
1. Alpine-shelter-innovation - There is an opportunity for innovative shelter designs that withstand extreme weather conditions on cliff edges
2. Compact-cabin-designs - There is a trend towards building smaller cabins with lofted floors to provide hikers with a respite on hiking trails
3. Sustainable-building-materials - Sustainable options like aluminum could be used for building structures that withstand extreme weather conditions at high altitudes
1. Architecture - OFIS Arhitekti's design could inspire architects to create sustainable and sturdy shelters in extreme weather conditions
2. Outdoor Equipment and Gear - Manufacturers in this industry could explore innovative shelter designs and compact cabin designs to cater to hikers and outdoor enthusiasts
3. Mining and Exploration - The use of innovative shelter designs utilizing sustainable building materials could provide opportunities for exploration and mining teams working in remote locations with harsh weather conditions