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Extraordinary Gervasutti Refuge in Italy is a Prefab Tubular Alpine Pod Home

Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Prefab Housing | 4 Comments

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According to their literature, LEAPfactory’s Gervasutti refuge represents the pinnacle of the Italian firm’s achievement. LEAP refers to Living, Ecological, Alpine Pods [2], their speciality, and their latest pod is also one of their greatest. It has 6 contact points with the ground and weighs 5,500 pounds, while the elongated shape creates nearly 100 square feet of hi-comfort interior space that sleeps up to 12 people.

Everything – from the exterior shell to the interior fittings – is modular so that when the time comes, the refuge can be relocated elsewhere. The solar panels [3] installed on the roof produce 2.5 Kwh of solar energy – making it completely self-sufficient – and it only took two days to install. This truly is a remarkable achievement in modular design [4]… now we just have to get there!

+ LEAPfactory [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/12/LEAPFactory-Gervasutti-Refuge-2nd.jpg

[2] Alpine Pods: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine

[3] solar panels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_panel

[4] modular design: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_design

[5] + LEAPfactory: http://www.leapfactory.it/

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