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Abitare minimo

2012

Abitare minimo (minimum dwelling) is a project proposal for an essential shelter to be located in the Alps, in paths higher than 1500 m, reachable only on foot or by helicopter.

The project takes inspiration from the combination of three images: a camp-tent surrounded by beautiful, untouched countryside; a cosy cottage in the mountains and the irregularly shaped snow peaks in the background. The result is a simple object which recalls the archetype of the house; its form blends with the texture of wood and it finds its place in the landscape without invading it, like a piece of rock that stands out from the mountain.

The shelter can provide room for up to 8 hikers at a time in only 45 m3. The timber structure is completely removable, modulated by cubes of 1 m side. Energy self-sufficiency is guaranteed by the 2 square meters photovoltaic panels, which generate enough power to drive the 4 LED lamps and the halogen lamps in the kitchen. The shelter endows with 1 m3 tank for a minimum reserve of water. Installation is preferred close to rivers or lakes.

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Project: 2012

Construction: -

Location: Parco dell’Adamello, Alpi Retiche, Brescia, Italy

Architecture: EMA (Alessandra Cireddu – Carlos M. Hernández)

Category: Architectural Competition