Don’t Fight the Snow, Build an Apartment Building with an Outdoor Ski Slope

This is an awesome idea! What a great use of space that encourages community involvement, cuts down on long commuting traffic in and out of the city, and more than anything is FUN!

Kazakhstan is no stranger to the harsh winter season. That’s why Shokhan Mataibekov, the brain behind The Slalom House, has proposed it as a 21-story residential apartment with an outdoor ski slope starting from its roof. The proposal is currently in the hands of the Union of Architects of Kazakhstan.Mataibekov, a skier himself, thought of the idea as he would travel four hours to reach the nearest ski slope. On the other hand, the Slalom House will be built in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana.Residents of Astana experience minus 15 degree Celsius temperatures during winter, hence, the locals take advantage of the bitter cold by flocking the nearest ski slopes. But thanks to Mataibekov’s proposal, skiers need not go further than home anymore.

Source: Don’t Fight the Snow, Build an Apartment Building with an Outdoor Ski Slope

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