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Immerso: a temporary hut to immerse yourself in nature

The interesting project by a young duo of Italian architects

Immerso: a temporary hut to immerse yourself in nature The interesting project by a young duo of Italian architects

A holiday in the midst of nature, sleeping under the stars, in harmony with the surrounding landscape, but with all the comforts. The most recent trend for contemporary designers is a housing solution that perfectly combines these elements. Francesca Turnaturi and Fabio Vignolo did it with Immerso, an advanced prefabricated model with an interesting and eco-friendly design. The idea was to create a temporary shelter that was easy to assemble and adapt to different locations and functions, becoming, if required, a shop, a mountain shelter, a glamping tent or a space for tasting wines in a vineyard. The young duo of architects from Turin was inspired by the Veneer House by Professor Hiroto Kobayashi of Keio University in Tokyo and AccuPoli, a multi-purpose centre built by the Help 6.5 association (founded by the architect Lorena Alessio with a group of former students from the Polytechnic of Turin) in the homonymous town in the province of Rieti after the earthquake of 2016. The result is a structure similar to a small hut, designed to contain only a bed plus a few luggage and made entirely of interlocking phenolic birch plywood and transparent panels in Lexan. As Turnaturi and Vignolo say, the real characteristic of Immerso is "the extreme ease of assembly, even by inexperienced operators and without the use of electric tools". In fact, it takes just 2 hours and 4 people to assemble a module of about 6 square meters.

The first Immenso was located until last September in Pian dell'Alpe, Usseaux (TO) a mountain plain at about 1900 m asl, among cow pastures and larch forests, not far from the majestic Forte di Fenestrelle, while now it is in the village of La Morra, among the rows of vineyards of the Langhe.