The increasing activity of the mountain as a recreational area for
tourists, climbers and hikers, is leaving the dramatic consequences for
its delicate ecosystem. From year to year the increase of housing
construction and permanent shelters in the high mountains, are the cause
of indelible scars and points of no return. The project intends to
place himself in contrast, suggest alternative ways to enjoy the
mountains, promoting sustainable development and use of solutions with
minimum environmental impact.
“Eco-temporary refuge” is a building to stay in the mountains, designed
to be self-sufficient, flexible and easily removable.
Built in the factory and transported by helicopter, aim at a zero impact
on the environment. Try to decrease the contact with the ground by
raising the building on pillars that fit the pre-existing condition of
It is a revolutionary conceptual approach, in which the human presence
is suitable and complies with the peculiarities of the natural
environment. Designed to accommodate up to six people, offers the
comfort necessary to live properly in cold weather. “Eco-temporary
refuge is equipped with a 4 kW solar panels that can power the
underfloor heating system, electrical system, appliances and system
transformation of snow into drinking water.
Its coverage, in fact, does not avoid the snow, but instead accept it.
The snow layer works like thermal insulation and at the same time flows
into a sewage treatment plant turned into hot water.
In an emergency you can also use a reserve of bioethanol for the basic
needs. The windows are minimized, but maximized only on the panoramic
side . The low-emissivity glass has a positive “greenhouse gases” that
contributes to the increase in day temperature. In hard and cold times,
you can use a curtain thermal insulation.
On the contrary during the summer there is a system of opening and
ventilation. Through a system of pillars tires you can create a table
top on which is possible to install the refuge by helicopter . The idea
is to build a shelter self-sufficient in case of removal does not leave
marks and scars.
The objective of the refuge is to improve the perception of the visitor,
in order to suggest love and attention towards the mountain.
Admire the beauty suggests delicacy and respect.
“Eco-temporary refuge” : sustainable living and new outstanding point
of view on the landscape.