Gallery: Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is th...

Brave mountaineers hoping to reach the top of Mont Blanc will soon be able to rest at an extraordinary refuge 12,582 feet above sea level. Dubbed Refuge du Goûter, this space-age self-sufficient shelter is being built from locally sourced pinewood, and it will be equipped with solar panels and wind turbines. Designed for the French Alpine Club by Thomas Buchi and Hervé Dessimoz from Group-H, the refuge will be the highest building in france when it opens in the near future.

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  1. David Bowes March 30, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Homes of the future. Self sustaining pods
    impervious to increasingly violent weather

  2. Ander Ziganda September 27, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Well, quite innovative, but must say; I would encourage the architectrs to try a make a refinator for the frying oil…and thus increase the sostenibility of the emergency generator.

    Very interesting!

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