Views From The Italian Mountainside Cabin

"...Designed by architects Roberto Dini and Stefano Girodo of Politecnico di Torino, such a wonderfully simple structure can be found high (and tiny) up in the steep mountains..."

Have you ever wished you just lived among the mountains, atop all the panoramic views away from all streams of society and every element of modern civilization? No, us neither, but the prospect of enjoying such beautiful landscapes in a miniature cabin is somewhat fantastical.

Designed by architects Roberto Dini and Stefano Girodo of Politecnico di Torino, such a wonderfully simple structure can be found high (and tiny) up in the steep mountains of the Italian Alps. Located at a casual altitude of 3290 meters (10,794 feet), such a remote location has been chosen for it’s access to popular mountaineering routes and its complete isolation from anyone and everyone. Constructed by prefabrication methods in a carpentry workshop across a total of two months, the small cabin was airlifted to it’s permanent location by way of helicopter and has been designed as such to be easily deconstructed post-usage for environmental benefits.



Officially opened back in September 2018, the concrete and recyclable material structure offers a fantastic spot to rest and sleep, with an internal compartment composing of eight seats around a communal area, space for food-preparation as well as mountaineering equipment. Capable to house eight persons, everyone can enjoy the beautifully expansive panoramic views from the frontward facing full-height window, also providing some much-needed warmth from every sunrise in the morning. Could an adventurer want much more?

Discover more about the project online at: BivaccoMorion.it

From The Italian Alps With Love

How amazing would it be to wake up to all the expansive views, as shown, in the comfort of heat and a non-permeable roof above your head? SATORI & SCOUT might conventionally prefer more permanent homes, but this shelter hits all the high notes for ambition and awesomeness.

(Photography Credit : Bivacco Morion)

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