This Compact ‘System Cabin’ Can Magically House Up to 12

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System Cabin

For this year’s SALT Festival, a celebration of the cultures of Arctic circle inhabitants, a group of students worked with the Norwegian architecture firm Rintala Eggerston to construct “System Cabin,” a modular Nomadic shelter that can house up to a dozen people, despite its compact size.

System Cabin

Standing over 15 feet high, the 130-square-foot cabin is comprised of 13 wooden boxes held together with bolts and straps. The building-block structure allows the cabin an adaptive design and a rigidity that other temporary shelters lack.

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Campers use handmade driftwood ladders to climb between bunks and boxes and can warm themselves by what Inhabitat calls a “slightly alarming” fire.

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The SALT festival started in Northern Norway and will travel through Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Ireland, Scotland, Spitsbergen, Alaska, and Russia over the next few years.

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Photos courtesy of Inhabitat

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