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Noun.1 Unavailability

Telemark, Norway
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Designed by Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter, the small shelter for ice fishing, titled 'Noun.1 Unavailability', is built with and by nature. The timber frame is foldable for easy relocation and storage, and is effortlessly put up anywhere by one (or two small) persons in 30 seconds.

The walls are filled with panels of ice made with water from the lake beneath you, cast in snow. The ice panels function as a first skin against the harsh winter winds, creating a pocket of heated air and tranquility, as the cold light of the setting sun is diffused through the frozen water. Lit inside with a candle, the shelter will light up like a lantern.

When the weather gets warmer the bare chicken wire walls will serve as support for climbing plants, and form a green transportable gazebo providing fresh cool air for its occupant. Edible climbers like sweet peas, tomatoes and cucumbers will thrive and add to your evening salad.

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  1. Archdaily
lacuna, May 16th, 2012
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