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The Kanin Winter Cabin Offers Amazing Views Of Italy And Slovenia

by Tod Perry

November 15, 2016
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For those of you who wish to get away from absolutely everything in a place with no Wi-Fi, television or trace of humanity, we have the getaway for you: The Kanin Winter Cabin. This 104-square-foot cabin is located on a rocky ridge on Mount Kanin along the Slovenian-Italian border. Those that can brave some of the harshest elements on the globe will be treated to unsurpassed 360-degree views of surrounding Italy and Slovenia in accommodations fit for a Bond villain.

This incredible cabin was designed and constructed by Designed by OFIS Arhitekti and made entirely of aluminum panels, cross-laminated timber, and glass. It sleeps nine mountaineers comfortably and allows for little else. For those looking to pay a visit, unfortunately, it’s owned by the architecture firm and off limits to the general mountaineering public. But let’s hope it makes it to Airbnb one day, right?

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The Kanin Winter Cabin sits on the edge of a ridge in the Slovenian Alps in an area so remote the designers had to enlist the Slovenian Army to drop the cabin on the ledge. As one can imagine, designing a cabin that can withstand the elements was no easy task. “The challenge is to install real objects on remote sites and study their response to extreme weather, radical temperature shifts, snow and rugged terrain,” an OFIS Arhitekti spokesperson told Dezeen. “The harsh conditions of wind, snow, landslides, terrain and weather require a response of specific architectural forms, structures and concept.” 

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The Kanin Winter Cabin Offers Amazing Views Of Italy And Slovenia