Cantilevered Cabin: Dizzying Alpine Shelter Hangs Off The Edge Of A Cliff – Design You Trust

Cantilevered Cabin: Dizzying Alpine Shelter Hangs Off The Edge Of A Cliff


Photo by Janez Martincic

Even someone brave enough to overcome fears of heights and climb a mountain may not have the stomach to spend the night in this suspended shelter on the edge of a vertigo-inducing abyss. Designed by OFIS Arhitekti, this precariously-perched space sits on Slovenian-Italian border and boasts 360-degree views over the landscapes of both countries. Inside, a series of resting platforms and a few pieces of minimalist rustic decor are the extent of the amenities provided.

More info: OFIS Arhitekti (h/t: weburbanist)


Photo by Janez Martincic

Despite its fragile appearance, the cabin was (of course) constructed to deal with the extreme conditions of the location’s altitude and weather exposure on Mount Kanin. Indeed, it took multiple attempts for a helicoptered construction crew to get the prefab structure in place and tether it to the surrounding stone.


Photo by Janez Martincic

The cozy refuge from wind, snug and landslides (overnight guests may not want to know) is intended in part as a test of the materials, to see how they will stand up over time.


Photo by Janez Martincic

“The challenge is to install real objects remote sites … and study their response to extreme weather, radical temperature shifts, snow and rugged terrain” say the designers. “The harsh conditions of wind, snow, landslides, terrain, and weather require a response of specific architectural forms, structures and concept.” Despite those daunting challenges, the space is intended to “become a destination for hikers, climbers, cavers, mountaineers, nature lovers and romantics.”


Photo by Janez Martincic


Photo by Janez Martincic


Photo by Janez Martincic

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