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Gartnerfuglen’s Portable Fishing Shack Has Walls Made of Ice

Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 5, 2012 @ 9:24 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments

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This past winter we saw all kinds of amazing buildings constructed completely from ice and snow [1] – and now we can add this frigid, ice-walled fishing shack to the list. Called “Unavailability” and designed in Norway by Gartnerfuglen [2], the shack is completely portable and can be erected in just 30 seconds by one or two people. It has a timber frame and chicken wire cladding that is filled up with lake water to create ice walls, which provide shelter for a single inhabitant while they fish.



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The Norwegian design firm called their project Unavailability because the shack is designed to give a single person some much-needed isolation from the wired world – even if just for a brief sojourn. The tiny structure [3] can be outfitted with bare essentials and Gartnerfuglen [2] hopes that climbing plants will creep up the sides of it during the summer months.

This by nature for nature project is just one in a long stream of minuscular buildings [4] that offer busy people a moment of peace and solitude.

+ Gartnerfuglen [2]

Via Dezeen [5]


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[1] constructed completely from ice and snow: http://inhabitat.com/photos-inhabitat-spends-the-night-in-quebecs-hotel-de-glace-made-entirely-from-ice/

[2] Gartnerfuglen: http://gartnerfuglen.wordpress.com/category/arkitektur/

[3] tiny structure: http://inhabitat.com/page/6/?s=modular+structure

[4] minuscular buildings: http://inhabitat.com/top-5-tiniest-tiny-houses/

[5] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/03/04/noun-1-unavailability-by-gartnerfuglen/

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