This Giant Rock Is Actually A Little Camouflaged Cabin In The Swiss Alps
Swiss studio Bureau A designed this peculiar little cabin that looks just like an ordinary boulder to the unsuspecting passersby. Architects Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide created this simple wooden cabin and camouflaged its exterior with concrete shell that looks like rock and brought it to the remote area of the Swiss Alps to make it an artist residency.
With this unusual cabin design the architects paid the tribute to Swiss writer Charles Ferdinand Ramuz’s main character Antoine from his novel “Derborence.” In the book, he is trapped in a landslide in Alpine valley and survives after living under the rocks for seven weeks.
“The mountains have the power to call for feelings of fascination and fear at the same time,” said the architects to Dezeen. “Switzerland has a strong tradition of observing the Alps, living with them, hiding inside them.“
The cabin contains basic interior elements – a bed, a table, a stool, a window, and a fireplace – to make it comfortable to live for a single person.