Refuge Gervasutti Alpine Hut by LEAPfactory

May 22, 2014

Category: Living

Are you finding your weekend getaways at the Ramada Inn lacking just a little bit in the adrenalin department? Our advice is either fill the hotel pool with barracudas and Jell-O, or spend a night at New Refuge Gervasutti. What’s that? Oh, just a tube that hangs precariously over the edge of a glacier in the Alps.

Italian architects LEAPfactory created this startling piece of shelter off-site and had it flown in via helicopter. The cantilever features a living room, kitchen and dining table, bunk beds, storage closets, integrated computer to keep mountaineers and climbers updated on the weather conditions, and a massive window to soak in the majestic views and sure, serve as another obvious way to observe the weather conditions.

Refuge Gervasutti Alpine Hut by LEAPfactory 2

Refuge Gervasutti Alpine Hut by LEAPfactory 3

Refuge Gervasutti Alpine Hut by LEAPfactory 4

Refuge Gervasutti Alpine Hut by LEAPfactory 5

Refuge Gervasutti Alpine Hut by LEAPfactory 6

Refuge Gervasutti Alpine Hut by LEAPfactory 7

Refuge Gervasutti Alpine Hut by LEAPfactory 8

More From Living

Featured Image

The 12 Best Bed Sheets

Today's finest foundations for creating a cozy sleep space.

Posted By

Jul 2, 2020

Featured Image

‘Little House On The Ferry’ Is A 3-Piece Prefab On Maine’s Forested Coast

Crafted and built with Quebec-sourced black spruce panels.

Posted By

Jul 1, 2020

Featured Image

Weber Arquitectos’ ‘Rancho San Simon’ Is A Serene Volcanic Stone Forest Abode

Enveloped in the natural beauty of the Mexican countryside.

Posted By

Jun 30, 2020

Featured Image

This Space Tourism Company Is Offering Balloon Rides 19-Miles Above Earth

Launching from a NASA center and ending with an ocean landing.

Posted By

Jun 29, 2020

Featured Image

Enjoy An Upcoming Solar Eclipse With This Patagonian Glamping Package

An all-inclusive luxury vacation in Argentina's Collon Cura Valley.

Posted By

Jun 25, 2020

Featured Image

Stellar Works & Nendo Collaborate On Morphing Minimalist Furniture

Introducing three intriguing pieces to amplify your living area.

Posted By

Jun 25, 2020