Slovene architecture

Bivouac on Skuta

Ofis arhitekti / 2015

High mountain buildings are a challenge for architects, designers and statics experts. Extreme conditions with high winds, snow, sun, storms and difficult terrain demand special architectural forms and constructions. A bivouac is a primal form of a building which calls for a modest design, subordinated to its function of offering overnight shelter in limited space. This bivouac was first constructed in a workshop, then separated into three modules and transported to the mountain by helicopter.

Object information

Project Year
Construction year
Object size
12 m2

Technical team

Ofis arhitekti, PD Ljubljana Matica, AKT II Ltd, Harvard University, Freeaproved, Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik, Andrej Gregorič, Janez Martinčič, Maria Della Mea, Vincenzo Roma, Andrea Capretti, Jade Manbodh, Sam Eadington
Andrej Gregorič, Janez Martinčič
Construction engineers
AKT II Ltd, Projecta d.o.o.

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
Permiz d.o.o.
Reider Smart Elements GmbH, Ravago d.o.o.
Windows, doors
Permiz d.o.o.