Posts tagged ‘skating shelter’

February 10, 2012

An eco-refuge for climbers – Gervasutti


The Italian firm LEAPfactory (the acronym means Living, Ecological, Alpine Pod) has designed and installed a modular unit at an altitude of 2800 meters, in front of the spectacular East face of the Grandes Jorasses of the Mont Blanc Range. The modular shelter-pod is self sustainable, with solar energy panels and has been completely furnished at factory. Then it was taken up with helicopters and assembled on site from several units – living, sleeping, sanitary and entry unit.

via LEAPfactory

February 4, 2012

Bravo for Patkau!


plywood forms grouped in the snow make shelter for skaters in Montreal

A flock of plywood forms in the middle of a frozen river? It is not a beginning of some fiction novel, but a real architectural addition to the Canadian winter. The team at Patkau Architects have given form to a long lasting need of people in Winnipeg to find shelter in the freezing -30 degrees and sweeping Arctic winds. Grouped together like a herd of buffaloes and turning their back to the wind, these leightweight shelters can be moved in the speing and reused come next winter.

Well done Patkau team!