Prefab DublDom home delivered via helicopter as a gift to a remote Russian town

June 19, 2018 by  
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Moscow-based design studio BIO Architects has installed its latest prefab DublDom in the snowy mountains of Kandalaksha, a ski town in northeastern Russia. The DublDom was installed as a gift for the town after resident Alexander Trunkovkiy won the competition “Find Your Place 2016,” which asked participants to submit location proposals for a DublDom and explain how a prefab home would benefit the area. Lifted into place by helicopter, this new tiny cabin in Kandalaksha serves as a shelter for tourists who flock to the mountainous region for outdoor recreation. Alexander Trunkovkiy’s winning competition entry was selected from more than 500 submissions. Trunkovkiy made a persuasive case when he implored BIO Architects to install a DublDom as a replacement for a mountain shelter that had burned down. The DublDom, he said, would serve as a place where townspeople and visitors could rest while enjoying skiing in winter, hiking in summer and views of the mountains year-round. Clad in bright red panels, the tiny cabin in Kandalaksha uses the standard DublDom modules but with a reconfigured interior optimized for high-altitude use. The lightweight,  prefab structure was constructed to the highest standards of durability and energy efficiency and then dropped into place by helicopter. “Due to combining high-tech materials, we managed to halve the weight of the modules,” the architects said. “The materials and the coating are calculated to be used at the low temperatures and high wind loads.” Related: Tiny and Affordable Russian DublDom Home Can Be Assembled in Just One Day Elevated on six pillars, the metal-framed mountain shelter comfortably accommodates up to eight people. The interior is minimally furnished with a warming stove and table in the center flanked by rack-beds on the perimeter of the large central room. The space beneath the beds is used for storage. A glazed, gabled end wall provides passive heating and panoramic views of the southern Kandalaksha gulf and islands. + BIO Architects Via ArchDaily Images by Art Lasovsky

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Refuge Tonneau: Cassina’s 1930s Pod Home Looks Like a Futuristic Space Shuttle

August 1, 2015 by  
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Cacoon is a hanging tent that lets you get away from it all

August 1, 2015 by  
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The Cacoon hanging tent is the perfect place to escape from it all. Part hammock, part tent , it’s an indoor/outdoor cocoon that can travel wherever you go – even if you never leave your home. Built to resist wind, rain and sea, the Cacoon comes in two handy sizes and any color you can dream up. READ MORE >

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Futuristic Cassina Refuge Tonneau Designed in the 1930s Resembles a Space Shuttle

February 24, 2014 by  
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Tres Birds Workshop’s Artistic Wooden Nests Mimic Bird Habitat in Vail, CO

February 24, 2014 by  
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Artist Creates Steve Jobs Portrait Out of Discarded Apple Products

February 24, 2014 by  
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The old adage “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is definitely true for mosaic artist Jason Mercier , who works almost exclusively with discarded materials. His newest portrait , a strikingly realistic image of the late tech giant, Steve Jobs, is made out of various disused Apple products such as iPods, headphones and a Macintosh keyboard. While it may not be unusual for “ junk artists ” to use trash as a medium, Mercier personalizes his recycled materials of choice by matching the materials to each subject. Read the rest of Artist Creates Steve Jobs Portrait Out of Discarded Apple Products Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , apple products , art from apple products , art work , Jason Mercier , junk artists , mosaic art portraits , mosaic portraits out of scrap , Steve Jobs portrait        

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