This Boulder Is Actually A Cosy Cabin In The Alps


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The Swiss Alps are known for their camouflaged buildings over the years; from World War II-era bunkers to mansions built at the foot of the mountains. Contiuing the fashion, a new “boulder” has been placed amidst the boulder-strewn slope; but it is no ordinary rock.

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If you are driving by the Alps or hiking in the exquisite landscape, you will never guess what’s hidden inside this seemingly normal boulder.

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Inside its apparently rough, grey stone, lies a beautiful wooden cabin, along with accessories such as a small bed, a fold-down table, a window, and even a fireplace; making it a complete place to live.

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The Swiss studio Bureau A  is behind the creation of this Alpine-style boulder, who were inspired by Swiss “strong tradition of observing the Alps, living with them, hiding inside them.”

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The rock of wonders is called “Antoine,” which is the name of the main character in the much-famed novel Derborence authored by Charles Ferdinand Ramuz. The book revolves around Antoine getting trapped in a landslide in an Alpine valley and having to survive under rocks for seven weeks.

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The rocky structure gives the feel of a regular cabin from inside. It is covered in steel rebar and coated with Ferro cement.

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The structure is sculpted and spray-painted into giving the look of a rough replica of an Alpine boulder.

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The transportation of the rock was also cumbersome. It was moved using a truck and then installed using a hydraulic crane. Below the video shows the installation process:

The architects have not said anything clear about who can stay in the boulder. But in a cryptic message they did reveal, “somewhat subversive in its use where one can freely enter and hide.”

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This seems like it is an open invitation for the people who can find it.

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Would you like to spend a night in the boulder? Let us know in the comments’ section below!

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