Noun 1. Unavailability by Gartnerfuglen

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Noun 1. Unavailability by Gartnerfuglen

Recently established Norwegian architecture studio Gartnerfuglen have created a mobile fisherman's hut with walls of ice, where a single inhabitant can isolate themselves from modern technology.

Noun 1. Unavailability by Gartnerfuglen

Once folded open, the chicken wire-clad walls and roof of the hut are filled with lake water to create the icy windscreen.

Noun 1. Unavailability by Gartnerfuglen

The architects hope that climbing plants will grow around these wire walls in the summer months.

Noun 1. Unavailability by Gartnerfuglen

For more stories about projects in Norway, take a look here.

Noun 1. Unavailability by Gartnerfuglen

Photography is by Astrid Rohde Wang and Olav Lunde Arneberg.

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Noun 1. Unavailability - the quality of not being available when needed

As the smartphone is slowly taking over society, more and more people treasure the feeling when their battery runs out.

Noun 1. Unavailability by Gartnerfuglen

This small shelter for unavailability follows the seasons as it is built with and by nature. The shelter's construction is foldable for easy relocation and storage. It is effortlessly put up anywhere by one (or two small) persons in 30 seconds.

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In winter its walls are filled with panels of ice, cast in snow.

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The ice panels function as a first skin against the harsh winter winds, creating a pocket of heated air and tranquillity, as the cold light of the setting sun is diffused through the frozen water.

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Used as an ice fishing shanty, lake water can be used to form the walls. Lit inside with a candle, the shelter will light up like a lantern.

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When the weather gets warmer the bare chicken wire walls will serve as support for climbing plants, and form a green transportable gazebo providing fresh cool air for its occupant. Edible climbers like sweet peas, tomatoes and cucumbers will thrive and add to your evening salad.

  • Jurgen

    As the smartphone is slowly taking over society, more and more people treasure the feeling when their battery runs out.

    Please, tell me more on how your design actively addresses social issues…

  • pchla

    That's exactly what Alexander Brodski did in his ice pavillion in 2009
    http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2009/10/brodskys-ice-pavi

  • Tom

    That's exactly what Superman did in his fortress of solitude c.1958

  • Sina

    Does it have wireless too?

  • Rachel

    How do you fill the walls with water, it does not instantly freeze. Do they create a mold?