Saturday, October 19, 2013

STRUCTURES: LEAPrus NEW ALPINE STATION ON MOUNT ELBRUS, RUSSIA


Italian architects LEAPfactory's recently constructed new energy-efficient hotel on the southern glacier of Mount Elbrus, in Russia's Caucasus mountain range was the result of their aim to redefine the culture of dwelling, of workplace and of life.  This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase - living the high life
 
 
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The hotel has a total area of 139 sq m (1,500 sq ft), and is compromised of four prefabricated modules, which was assembled in Italy before being shipped over to Russia and deposited on the mountainside by helicopter. It boasts 46 beds, a living area, restaurant area with kitchen, toilets, reception, and staff accommodation. The hotel has an expected lifespan of 50 years.
 

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The hotel captures the beautiful mystique of its surroundings outside as you stay warm and comfortable inside.
 

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The hotel boasts stunning views LEAPfactory
 
 
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