you have to see to believe.
The studio house, dubbed Antoine, was designed by Bureau A, an architectural design firm. The concept came from the work of renowned Swiss writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, who died in 1947. In his novel “Derborence,” the main character, Antoine, lives through a landslide and survives seven weeks under the rocks of the Alpine valley. According to the designers, the home is meant to mimic the "strong tradition of observing the Alps, living with them, hiding inside them."
The residence, meant for one person, was built in just six weeks offsite and was transported to a sculpture park up high on the mountain. It comes equipped with a small bed, a foldup table, a window, and yes, even a fireplace. Underneath the airbrushed, fake rock material sits a normal, small cabin.
No word yet if anyone will actually get to live in the tiny rock home. But if someone does get the opportunity, he or she should just be prepared for people at dinner parties to annoyingly ask whether they have been living under a rock, or if they are often found between a rock and a hard place… OK, we will stop.