Movie: Alpine Shelter by OFIS and Harvard students

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Movie: Alpine Shelter by OFIS and Harvard students airlifted onto Slovenia's Skuta Mountain

This movie by film studio Carniolus shows how the Slovenian army used a helicopter to airlift the various components of an Alpine cabin to its mountainside location.

Alphine Shelter by OFIS and AKT II
Photograph by Andrej Gregoric

First revealed on Dezeen in late 2015, Alpine Shelter Skuta was designed by Harvard University students Frederick Kim, Katie MacDonald and Erin Pellegrino during a workshop hosted by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik of Slovenian studio OFIS.

Alphine Shelter by OFIS and AKT II
Photograph by Janez Martincic

The building is located on a plot below Slovenia's Skuta Mountain – the third tallest peak in the Kamnik Alps.

Because of this, the structure had to be built off-site and transported in three sections via helicopter to minimise disturbance to the plot. It was installed in just one day by a team of 60 volunteers.

Alphine Shelter by OFIS and AKT II
Photograph by Janez Martincic

The building has a skin of glass fibre and concrete panelling, and triple-glazed windows, helping it withstand the strong winds and snow drifts that are common in the region. Metal fixings anchor it to the rocky ground.

Alphine Shelter by OFIS and AKT II
Photograph by Andrej Gregoric

The cabin's three sections divide the interior up into rooms that decrease in scale towards the edge of the mountain. There is enough room to sleep up to eight mountaineers at a time, as well as a kitchen and a lounge space.

Alphine Shelter by OFIS and AKT II
Photograph by Anze Cokl

This is the latest in a series of movies by Carniolus profiling the work of Ljubljana-based OFIS.

Other movies by the studio feature the firm's basket-inspired student housing in Paris, its Ljubljana apartment block with a secret courtyard and a holiday home in Slovenia's Triglav National Park.