Huba Mountain Shelter is project proposal from Michal Holcer to improve the development of mountain tourism regions. This shelter will be built with an independent energy system, taking advantage of plenty, renewable energy that surrounds its environment. This idea came when the designer spent vacation in southern Europe, during the trips, he rarely stayed in one place because he kept moving to feel different environment. However, in each place, he had to deal with many unpleasant aspects of traveling, time he could spend for relaxing ended up spent on organization. Even though there are many hotels pop up in many vacation areas, there are still many places where magnificent landscapes are abandoned.
Considering those factors, Holcer decided to approach in design way, making traveling more fun and you get to enjoy awesome scenery.
Designer : Michal Holcer
Mountainous areas have hard conditions such as lots of rain and windy, it would be difficult to build new infrastructure, but this doesn’t stop Michal Holcer to turn those disadvantages into advantages. Inspired by typical mountain architecture, he has come up with low, simple, wooden structure with sharp angles. Huba is meant for public use, the effective vertical wind turbine can be used to harvest wind energy to power this shelter, solar panel is not an option here due to its expensive price. Since the shelter has been designed with separate module: living module and power module, it is highly possible to separate them and repair them as necessary.
Huba Mountain Shelter is constructed from wood, fragment of wind-fallen trees. The Power Module is made of recyclable plastics using a process called roto-moulding. Any energy harvested by the wind turbine is transformed into energy to power the battery that supplies heating, lighting, and pump. The roof tiles have been designed in a way to be able to collect rainwater and save it into the tank. It’s a nice, simple place that provides resting place.