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This Extraterrestrial Cube Wants to Be a 'Mountain Hut'

The structure blends in with its glacial backdrop.

One entry for this year's Slovakian hut design competition (an actual thing) took the notion of an isolated mountain dwelling to the logical extreme. The proposal from Czech architecture firm Atelier 8000 plops a giant shiny Rubik's cube of sorts in the middle of the High Tatras, an alpine mountain range on the northern border of Slovakia. The designers say the sharp-edged tilted form, covered in solar panels and punctured with glass windows, resembles the glints and reflections of a mountain lake or on thawing ice and blends right in with the glacial mountain backdrop.

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