“The challenge is to install real objects, shelters in 1:1 on remote sites and study their response to extreme weather, radical temperature shifts, snow and rugged terrain,” according to an OFIS release. “The harsh conditions of wind, snow, landslides, terrain, and weather require a response of specific architectural forms, structures and concept.”
The project began in 2013, with construction commencing in 2015 and the final product being finished earlier this year. Now safely in place, it can fit up to nine intrepid mountaineers, and was designed to withstand the mountain’s otherworldly winters, where snow cover can last for more than six months of the year.
“The harsh conditions of wind, snow, landslides, terrain, and weather require a response of specific architectural forms, structures and concept,” - OFIS release
The exterior of the cabin is aluminum, while the inside is lined with timber. With such a surreal view, the interior of the cabin goes for a more minimalist aesthetic. The only decoration is a pair of antlers hung from the wall. There are three resting platforms for weary hikers to catch their breath and take in the impressive surroundings. The cabin boasts views of not only the Alps, but also Italy, the Adriatic Sea, and the Soca Valley.