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The Spaces- This concept for a modular, prefab mountain hut resembles a traditional A-frame cabin that’s been sliced in half.

Architects Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi designed the structure, drawing on the forms of traditional mountain refuges for its sharply pitched roof.

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Inside the cabin, pale plywood panelling contrasts with more typically rustic elements such as sawn-off logs turned into stools and a wood-burning fireplace. There’s also a firepit located on the hut’s front terrace.

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Although currently still a concept, Gnocchi and Danesi envision the cabin being delivered as a prefabricated wooden construction system, with each Mountain Refuge able to work as a standalone home or connect with others for more living space. Layouts can also be reconfigured according to the owner’s needs.

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The pair are currently taking enquiries from anyone with a location in mind.