öko skin, alpine shelter

Product description

Thin-walled, slat-sized concrete
The panels have a very convenient size (1800 x 147 mm) and can be easily mounted and processed on site - both by professionals and skilled do-it-yourselfers. Flexible formats available on request (width up to 105-302 mm and length up to 600 - 2400mm).

Low Maintenance
Unlike wooden claddings, Rieder Slat Wall needs neither be abraded nor painted at regular intervals. Individual elements can be replaced easily.

Flexible applications
Facades, claddings of porches, conservatories, terraces, garden sheds, garages, fences and many more.

High fire resistance
Absolute fire resistance, fire protection class A1, non-flammable, safe alternative to traditional wood panelling.

Colours and Surfaces
öko skin slat wall panels are dyed throughout with natural colour pigments and are available in 12 different colours. The natural, authentic colours of öko skin fit well in landscapes and blend with nature and the environment. The surface of öko skin is sandblasted with varied pressure and creates a vivid surface.

Fastening system
öko skin can be fitted with color-matched screws or rivets. From 2015, we also offer a hidden fastening system.

New since 2015!
More contrast for a vivid optic.

Project description
A room with a view

This project has been developed from an architectural design studio at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, led by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik from OFIS. 13 students were facing the challenges of designing an innovative yet practical shelter to meet the needs of the extreme alpine climate. Inspired by the vernacular architecture of Slovenia with its rich and diverse architectural heritage, the selected bivak also responses to the harsh conditions of wind, snow, landslides and terrain. The material of the outer shell is realised with öko skin, as the concrete slats withstand extreme mountain conditions and offer long-term resistance. Concrete consist of natural materials and its authentic appearance corresponds with surrounding landscape and mountains. The alpine shelter is located on Mountain Skuta in Slovenia. Its position within the wilderness respects the natural resources while having a minimal impact on the ground.

OFIS architects (Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik) + Student team of Harvard GSD

Product Information:
öko skin facade


Length1800 mm
Width147 mm
Height13 mm
fiber glass
Colorsshades of grey

Rieder, Austria

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