Alpine Shelter on Skuta Mountain
The project developed from an architectural design studio at the Harvard Graduate School of Design led by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik from OFIS. In fall 2014, studios of thirteen students were facing the challenges of designing an innovative yet practical shelter to meet the needs of the extreme alpine climate. Inspired by the vernacular architecture of Slovenia with its rich and diverse architectural heritage, the students produced twelve proposals meeting various site conditions, material considerations, and programmatic concerns were produced and catalogued. The selected design scheme was then developed further and implemented by OFIS architects and structural engineers AKT ll with the help of mountaineers Anze Cokl, Milan Sorc and other engineers.