Designed by Malgorzata Blachnicka as Michal Holcer, the Huba mountain shelter was inspired from traditional alpine architecture. The shelter is designed to be have a compact size and use least materials to cause the least possible impact on its natural surroundings.

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Courtesy of Malgorzata Blachnicka + Michal Holcer

As the shelter is intended to be located at 1000 m above sea level, it can be airdropped in any location and is equipped with an effective vertical wind turbine, which is used to produce energy. The energy is stored within a battery to supply the building’s heating, lighting and water pump. Also, rainwater is collected with the aid of roof tiles and stored in a tank to be filtered for drinking.

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Courtesy of Malgorzata Blachnicka + Michal Holcer

The self-sufficient structure forms an interesting interior by intersecting different planes on different angles. Small windows cut through the walls to create narrow beams of light.

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Courtesy of Malgorzata Blachnicka + Michal Holcer

The shelter accommodates four resting places, two hanging beds as well as a washbasin.

By Marwah Garib

Courtesy of Malgorzata Blachnicka + Michal Holcer

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