Blending into organic contexts does not necessarily mean mimicking nature – after all, a stack of felled trees looks nearly as natural as a forest full of them to anyone driving down a rural road.
Hence the camouflaged Yeta, which “resembles the stacks of tree trunks that typically dot Alpine pastures and forests.” At its simplest, this is a room with a view – and notably: a bathroom-with-shower and mini-kitchen, too.
It could be a study space, research lab or overnight shelter as needed for “provincial parks and camping grounds”. The wood-clad exterior provides insulation on three sides and camouflage on the fourth, too, when closed.
Designed by Flavio Galvagni for Alpine environments, one could easily imagine this in American state parks or really anywhere with trees, since, for better or worse, the timber industry always follows.
“Yeta is a micro-architectural structure that’s made entirely of wood. It resembles the stacks of tree trunks that typically dot Alpine pastures and forests. What is Yeta for? Yeta can be used for different purposes: as a “room with a view” in the forest; a mini research-lab in parks or remote areas; a mountain shelter; a display station in natural settings; a mini-lodge in provincial parks and camping grounds; a temporary dwelling in disaster-striken areas; a meditation space and more. Yeta’s configurations are almost endless. Yeta’s compact size and light modules make transportation and assembly extremely easy. Panels can be made from different types of wood, each one with its unique scent and tone.What’s inside Yeta? Yeta’s basic version features a mini-kitchen and a mini-bathroom with shower. The wooden shell is insulated and the glass has a thick double layer to ensure wamth in the winter. Its flexible design means it can be fitted in different ways, according to need. Yeta also comes with a mini-photovoltaic system that frees it from the electrical grid.”