Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi

Mountain Refuge is a concept for a tiny modular cabin

Italian architects Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi designed Mountain Refuge as a prefabricated cabin-style micro-home built from plywood.

沙巴体育开户The duo has founded a to find a partner to make their prefabricated concept a reality.

Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi

Gnocchi and Danesi designed Mountain Refuge as a contemporary twist on typical cabin typology that would help the occupants find a "connection with nature".

沙巴体育开户"The cabin's concept is inspired by traditional archetypes, evoked through contemporary principles," they said.

Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi

沙巴体育开户A steeply sloping roof sits at an exaggerated angle above an exterior wall that is glazed from floor to ceiling, to maximise views over the landscape.

Mountain Refuge is modular, so the design could stand alone as one 24-metre-square space, or include an optional second module to add 12 square metres of floor space.

Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi

沙巴体育开户This second module's sloping roof would be set in the opposite direction (as pictured in the top image), creating a raised sleeping nook accessible by a built-in staircase.

Gnocchi and Danesi would paint the cabin's plywood exterior with pine tar to weatherproof it.

Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi

Inside the cabin, the pale wood could be left bare to create a minimal yet cosy backdrop.

沙巴体育开户In their renders, the pair imagine Mountain Refuge kitted out with a stylish hanging fireplace, paired with rustic wooden stools made from tree stumps or more comfortable armchairs.

Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi

The cabin has space for a kitchenette with a sink and stove, and could also feature a small but comfortable bathroom with a shower tucked away in one corner.

A deck could run around the external perimeter of the cabin to give its occupants a place to enjoy the weather.

Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi

沙巴体育开户Gnocchi and Danesi designed Mountain Refuge to not require foundations, but if the site required, a thin concrete slab could be used for some locations.

Other conceptual cabin designs include a modular tube-shaped treehouse designed by Precht for tiny homes startup Baumbau, and cabin on stilts with a dark felt-lined sleeping nook.

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Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi
Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi
Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi
Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi
Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi
Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi
Mountain Refuge by Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi

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