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Tiny Mountainous Modular Cabin

Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi Debute a Small Modular Cabin

— July 6, 2020 — Art & Design
This small modular cabin—done in collaboration between Italian architects Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi—is a perfect escape. Dubbed 'Mountain Refuge,' the micro-home is prefabricated and built from plywood. The incredibly contemporary silhouette, which features a fully glazed wall, captures attention with its impeccable style.

The small modular cabin is intended to give occupants a "connection with nature." Since the building's design is flexible, Mountain Refuge can be tailored to personal expectations. The micro-home can either "stand-alone as one 24-meter-square space" or it can include a second module for 12 square meters of additional floor space. Both units have sloping roofs that point opposite directions for a more dramatic effect. Pine tar is used as a means of weatherproofing the small modular cabin.

Image Credit: Dezeen
Trend Themes
1. Modular Living Spaces - The rise of modular living spaces presents an opportunity for innovative designs that maximize flexibility and personalization.
2. Connection with Nature - The growing demand for homes that provide a strong connection with nature opens up opportunities for eco-friendly and sustainable design solutions.
3. Small Space Living - The trend towards small space living creates a need for compact and efficient designs that prioritize functionality and style.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Design - Architects and designers can explore disruptive innovations in modular construction and eco-friendly materials to create unique and sustainable living spaces.
2. Real Estate - Real estate developers can tap into the demand for small modular cabins and promote them as a desirable and affordable housing option.
3. Home Improvement - Companies in the home improvement industry can offer products and services tailored to small space living, such as space-saving furniture and clever storage solutions.
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