Constituting a renovation of a rural building from the 1800â€™s, thus rustic home is unquestionably one of the most uniquely stunning homes in Switzerland. The home was created by Savioz Fabrizzi Architecte in 2005 for a client and it is located in Chamoson.
The home has a stone exterior which brings a unique character, as well as a unity with the homeâ€™s surroundings and the designers decided to preserve the rugged look the stone offers in the homeâ€™s new construction when they renovate the house.
The home itself is made up of three adjacent areas on different levels and on the floor it is crossed by an access way that indicates the presence of a former right of way to a building next door.
The imposing proximity of the rocks and the houseâ€™s stone construction give the house a unity with its surrounding, as well as a give the house a strong mineral character.
It is this character that the renovation project seeks to maintain by emphasizing the existing stone structure all the while using concrete for the replaced parts to create a mineral feel to the whole.
Even after the home was renovated, the exterior volume of the home had not been changed and the homeâ€™s stone faÃ§ades are still preserved and lined inside with an insulating concrete layer that is based on foamed recycled glass.
The insulating lining forms a new load-bearing structure and reinforces the old stone walls, as well as provides thermal insulation. Located in Chamoson, Switzerland, the home also has other parts that are still retained and they are the former window apertures.
To let more natural light into the homeâ€™s main interior spaces, as well as to provide views over the landscape surrounding the house, a number of larger windows have also been added.
The aforementioned new windows are flush with the homeâ€™s exterior in order to emphasize and make a good use of the wallsâ€™ thickness, as well as to minimize their impact on the volume of the building.
In addition to having various different parts aforementioned, the home also uses solar panels that produce approximately 35% of the homeâ€™s annual heating requirement.
If you take interest in this home, you can see pictures of the uniquely stunning rustic home captured by Thomas Jantscher.