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Extraordinary Gervasutti Refuge in Italy is a Prefab Tubular Alpine Pod Home
Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 5, 2011 @ 6:20 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Prefab Housing | 2 Comments
According to their literature, LEAPfactory’s Gervasutti refuge represents the pinnacle of the Italian firm’s achievement. LEAP refers to Living, Ecological, Alpine Pods , 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  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 … now we just have to get there!
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URLs in this post:
 LEAPFactory's New Refuge Gervasutti: http://www.leapfactory.it/index_eng.html
 prefabricated pod: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefabricated_home
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/12/LEAPFactory-Gervasutti-Refuge-2nd.jpg
 Alpine Pods: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine
 solar panels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_panel
 modular design: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_design
 + LEAPfactory: http://www.leapfactory.it/
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