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Converted Bunker Cabins

These Architects Transformed a Former WW1 Bunker into a Cozy Retreat

— December 30, 2015 — Art & Design
Premica Architects managed to turn a former WW1 Bunker into a cozy mountainside retreat. During WW1, a number of high-alpine fortresses were installed throughout Europe. Now these former bunkers are being given a new purpose in the form of cabins for mountaineers.

The newly designed alpine bivouac is made out of the remains of a former WW1 bunker. The shelter itself sits on a concrete foundation that elevates the cabin off of the ground. Despite the rural location, Premica Architects gave the building a modern exterior that is both functional and cozy. As a result, the architects manages to breathe new life into an abandoned piece of history.

The innovative alpine bivouac demonstrates how architects can put existing military infrastructure to new use.
Trend Themes
1. Repurposed Military Structures - Architects are finding innovative ways to transform former military infrastructure into functional and modern spaces.
2. Cozy Retreats - There is a growing demand for cozy and unique retreats in rural and mountainous areas.
3. Historical Revival - Preserving and repurposing historical sites is becoming a popular trend in architecture and tourism.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects have the opportunity to tap into repurposing military structures as a unique and sustainable architectural approach.
2. Tourism - Repurposing historical sites like WW1 bunkers into cozy retreats offers a new and attractive option for tourists seeking unique experiences.
3. Hospitality - The rise of cozy retreats presents an opportunity for the hospitality industry to offer different types of accommodations for travelers.
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