Ice house by Gartnerfuglen, Oslo Ice house by Gartnerfuglen, Oslo
Ice house by Gartnerfuglen, Oslo Ice house by Gartnerfuglen, Oslo
Ice house by Gartnerfuglen, Oslo Ice house by Gartnerfuglen, Oslo
Ice house by Gartnerfuglen, Oslo Ice house by Gartnerfuglen, Oslo

Gone fishing: Ice house offers urban respite

19 : 03 : 2012 Sublime Spaces : New Sublimity Travel : Downtime

Oslo – Norwegian design duo Gartnerfuglen have created a pop-up shelter designed for ice fishing, called Noun 1. Unavailability, that enables people to find solitude away from the city.

The shelter comprises a foldable wooden frame clad with chicken wire that you fill with water, which then freezes, creating ice-panelled walls.

‘The feeling of being by yourself has been lost in this highly connected world,’ Olav Lunde Arneberg, who, with Astrid Rohde Wang, co-founded Gartnerfuglen, told Co.Design. ‘The lexical definition, Noun 1. Unavailability: the quality of not being available when needed, is beautiful because it implies an escape from someone’s expectation of you being somewhere else.’

This design enables people to switch off from the always-on world, and embrace hoboism. For more on the importance of this idea, read our New Sublimity macrotrend.

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