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. Visits to the bivouac are at your own risk. Guided tours are not organized.

Object information

Project Year
2014
Construction year
2015
Object size
12 m2

Technical team

Architects
Ofis arhitekti, PD Ljubljana Matica, AKT II Ltd, Harvard University, Freeaproved
Photographers
Andrej Gregorič, Janez Martinčič
Construction engineers
AKT II Ltd, Projecta d.o.o.

Manufacturers and Suppliers

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