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Holiday House on the Rigi / AFGH

  • 01:00 - 28 May, 2008
Holiday House on the Rigi / AFGH
Holiday House on the Rigi / AFGH

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Scheidegg, Germany
  • Architects

  • Wood planner

    Peter Camenzind AG, Gersau
  • Clients

    Andreas Fuhrimann, Gabrielle Hächler, Pius Sidler
  • Budget

    580,000 CHF (USD$465,000)
  • Area

    242.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. Holiday house on the Rigi, Scheidegg. The building was arranged on the periphery of the property so that the distance to the neighbouring houses was as large as posssible and so that the option of constructing another building could be left open. 

The concrete cellar anchors the building in the sloping terrain and houses the entrance area and the technical servicing, on top of which is the wooden volume of the building which appears something like a ship. This floor juts out to a great extent towards the east so that a covered, protected entrance is created.

The concrete chimney of the open fireplace rises like a mast out of the cellar, and together with a concrete wall forms the bracing backbone behind which the two single-flight staircases connect the 3 storeys. On the ground floor is a large living room spread over two different levels and with different ceiling heights.

The deliberately low area containing the kitchen in fact creates a spatial feeling like that generated in the low parlours in mountain huts. The 5-meter long fixed-glazed panorama window, which frames the breathtaking view like a picture, nevertheless introduces a contemporary modernity. The polygonal plan form makes a differentiated spatial division possible and gives the open fireplace its particular status at the widest spot in the room.

Cite: "Holiday House on the Rigi / AFGH" 28 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Dave Munson · October 07, 2012

Love the wood and how its lightness contrasts with the heaviness of the concrete fireplace. I don't love a lot of the fixtures, but that's not what the place is about.

yysleehom y · September 13, 2012

Breathe taking.

cabinmusic · March 08, 2011

I want my house or office to look like this! Most awesome place ever: ArchDaily

CwLab · December 19, 2010

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Sofía Wiñazki · July 21, 2010

RT @lucasworsel: Swiss Holiday House

Lucas W. · July 21, 2010

Swiss Holiday House

Wladimiro Bendandi · July 15, 2010
David Corti Esquire · July 15, 2010

Beautiful Swiss Holiday House -

SeptemberIndustry · July 15, 2010

Beautiful Swiss Holiday House -

Justin Godard · July 14, 2010

Hey @mjolkshop: /via @iso50

ofri_ch · December 29, 2009

Zur Abwechslung in die Schweiz - gemütliches Ferienhaus auf Rigi, Scheidegg (via @archdaily)

cube_ice · December 27, 2009
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thomas foral · December 27, 2009

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2MACoff · May 28, 2009

? ????? ???? ...

dp · May 09, 2009

linda obra!

David Basulto · January 29, 2009

I will re upload this photos today

sophie* · January 29, 2009

no, images still don't work (at least the ones i clicked on like 'scan 11' for ex)

Peter Guthrie · July 03, 2008

Well the thumbnails work at least ;-)

Nico Saieh · July 03, 2008

Now it works!

David Basulto · June 18, 2008

Peter, i just fixed it. We had a small technical glitch ;)

Enjoy them!

Peter Guthrie · June 18, 2008

I'd love to see the images... many of them don't seem to show up?


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