Rowan Ibbeken has designed a new mountain refuge, the Refuge de Charmotane, in the Swiss Alps close to the French border. The refuge sits at 3107 m, above the Otemma glacier, with spectacular views of the Petit Mont Collon and surrounding mountains. The refuge is built partly into the mountain, to reduce its visual impact on the landscape. The building consists of two angular, stacked volumes at opposing angles, clad in corrugated steel. The arrangement and geometry of the volumes, combined with several floor-to-ceiling windows, allows for a variety of views across the glacier and surrounding mountains. Seating areas, kitchen, bathroom and a ski repair station are located on the ground floor, with bunks to sleep 14 people located on the first floor. Modelled and rendered in Blender. Visual effects created using Houdini. Color grading and compositing in Da Vinci Resolve.

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