Placed just below the summit of Dormillouse, the Black Body Mountain Shelter provides refuge for passing mountaineers. The hexagonal volume features a metal facade with a dark finish that stands out against the sea of verdant hillsides. A swiss pine interior offers a warm welcome for passing climbers and offers a table at the center and tiered platforms on either end for seating and sleeping. Flanked by two large panes of glass, its geometric form works like a telescope, keeping the focus on the summit while hikers recharge.
Photos: Andrea Cassi + Michele Versaci