Gallery: Extraordinary Gervasutti Refuge in Italy is a Prefab Tubular A...

LEAPFactory's New Refuge Gervasutti in Italy is an extraordinary solar-powered tubular mountain cabin that was installed on Mt. Blanc - by helicopters! This energy-efficient prefabricated pod was built out of high-quality materials that have zero impact on the sensitive environment in which it was placed. Since it is a temporary structure and fully recoverable, mountain climbers who brave the 9,300 foot summit can use it to take shelter from the elements while at the same time respecting nature in all its glory.

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  1. raj shah March 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Trying to find these type of construction for my farm but my area is prone to bush fires and council
    and fire brigade has lot of restrictions.

  2. Winged Heron April 10, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Nice idea but I personally do not think this belongs in or enhances the natural beauty of the Alps. I live in Austria, have my permanent residents in the Carinthian alps and in no way would appreciate the beauty of the area being spoiled by such a constuction

  3. Fx December 12, 2011 at 2:57 am

    The interior space is 30 m2 (about 320 ft2)

  4. nam173 December 9, 2011 at 6:02 am

    I’m very interesting to know why, the modular are situated

    on mountain-top, it’s reminded of cliff-hanger. 0_0

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