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  7. Winter Cabin on Mount Kanin / OFIS arhitekti

Winter Cabin on Mount Kanin / OFIS arhitekti

  • 02:00 - 11 November, 2016
Winter Cabin on Mount Kanin / OFIS arhitekti
Winter Cabin on Mount Kanin / OFIS arhitekti, © Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic

© Janez Martincic © Ales Gregoric © Janez Martincic © Janez Martincic + 48

  • Client

    PD Bovec
  • Structural Engineers

    CBD structural engineers
  • Collaboration

    PZS, PD Bovec, JZS, Permiz d.o.o. and Ortar in Jerman d.o.o.
  • Project Team

    Rok Oman , Spela Videcnik , Janez Martincic, Andrej Gregoric, Sara Carciotti, Jamie Lee, Maria Della Mea, Vincenzo Roma, Andrea Capretti, Jade Manbodh, Sam Eadington, Roberta Costa, Soo Woo,Bruno Dujic, Jure Jancar
  • Structural Engineering and Principal Contractor

    CBD Contemporary Building Design Execution Team: Jure Jancar, Ziga Stepisnik, Martin Gradisnik
  • Contractor

    Permiz, Bostjan Perme - Matevz Jerman, Ortar in Jerman d.o.o.
  • Organization Support

    PZS Planinska zveza Slovenije, Matej Planko, Dusan Prasnikar - PD Bovec,Robert Rot - Turistično društvo Bovec, Janko Humar
  • Winter Cabin Maintainance

    PD Bovec (Rober Rot, Milivoj Sulin)
  • Helicopter Flights

    Slovene Armed Forces helicopter crew, Chief pilot Davorin Draginc, Co-pilot Peter Paskulin, Pilot technican Grega Ponikvar, Pilot rescuer Dusan Hrncic
  • On Site Construction team

    Janez Martincic, Andrej Gregoric, Isa Plibersek, Matevz Jerman, Davor Rozman, Nikolaj Gregoric, Robert Rehar, Claudio Bratos, Andrej Fratnik, Matej in Jernej Naglost, Marko Plevelj, Gregor Plevelj, Miha Luzar, Aljaz Hribar, Marjan Kogovsek, Kristina Seljak, Tjasa Rutar, Gregor Basiaco, Luka Zalokar, Zdenka Zitko, Blaz Ortar, Jernej Ortar, Uros Grilj, Erik Cudr, Marina Pintar, Gregor Pintar, Matej Blatnik , Marjan Baricic, Andrej Drevensek, Jerry Ruditser, Robert Rot
  • Sponsors and Donators

    Lidl Slovenija, Komenda, Slovenia and Zavarovalnica Triglav, Slovenia
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic

Text description provided by the architects. The challenge is to install real objects, shelters in 1:1 on remote sites and study their response to extreme weather, radical temperature shifts, snow and rugged terrain. The harsh conditions of wind, snow, landslides, terrain, and weather require a response of specific architectural forms, structures and concept.

Structure Exploded
Structure Exploded
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Axonometric
Axonometric

The site is accessible only by climbing or helicopter – the modules and loads are prepared according to the maximum weight and equilibrium limits.

© Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic

Its position within the wilderness requires respect of natural resources ensuring the shelter stability while having a minimal impact on the ground.


Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Diagram
Diagram
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti

Kanin is a mountain above a small town, Bovec, with beautiful resorts around the valley. The area is also important due to battles that took place during the World War I. Soldiers were fighting along the Isonzo front and many remains of the battle can still be found in the area. In collaboration with Slovenian mountaineer association and PD Bovec, this particular site was chosen because of its 360-degree views over Slovenia and Italy, and spectacular views to Triglav, Soca Valley and Adriatic sea. It will become a destination for hikers, climbers, cavers, mountaineers, nature lovers and romantics.

© Ales Gregoric
© Ales Gregoric

Weather conditions are very harsh, especially during the winter. Snow cover lasts more than half of year.
The area of Kanin is known for rainfall and extreme snow records. During the winter more than 10 meters of snow can fall. Strong rainstorms and winds can hit this place – rainfall record in Bovec for one day is 363 litres/m2. Mountain area is full of caves and abysses, earthquakes occasionally occur.

© Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic

Concept
Kanin Winter Cabin forms a compact wooden volume organized with three floor resting platforms. These platforms are hanging towards the valley and a large glazed panoramic window offers astonishing views. A cantilevered overhang, resting part of the cabin, reaches the smallest footprint on the rock. The interior design dictates modesty, subordinate to the function, providing accommodation for up to nine mountaineers.

© Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic

The cabin settlement and transportation was an extremely difficult task. It was realized by the Slovene Armed Forces helicopter crew. Bad weather and unexpected turbulences lead to the cabin being placed and fixed on site at the third attempt. However, the challenge of the project is to gain new knowledge through unexpected weather conditions.

© Ales Gregoric
© Ales Gregoric

Winter cabin has been fully implemented with donations, also the setup resulted a lot of hard working volunteer hours.

The research for the Cabin was initiated by OFIS arhitekti and CBD structural engineers in collaboration with PZS, PD Bovec, JZS, Permiz d.o.o. and Ortar in Jerman d.o.o. to develop Self-contained wooden shell, which resist extreme conditions on top of the mountain.

© Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Winter Cabin on Mount Kanin / OFIS arhitekti" 11 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799158/winter-cabin-on-mount-kanin-ofis-arhitekti/> ISSN 0719-8884
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