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Shelter in the Swiss Alps / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes

  • 01:00 - 3 August, 2011
Shelter in the Swiss Alps / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes
Shelter in the Swiss Alps / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes, © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
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From the architect. The chalet, is located in the Swiss Alps, in the Herens district, at an altitude of 1850 m. It was used as a shelter for livestock before its transformation into a holiday residence. Very popular in Switzerland, these types of transformations reveal several simultaneous realities. It is a well established fact that the collective status of these shelters often prevails over the individual quality of the object. On the other hand the modern use of the mountain cottage involving weekly round-trips, highlights the improbable all-terrain vehicle in the city and the inevitable garage and retaining wall in front of the mountain chalet. The mountain is not as natural and wild as it used to be in the same manner that cities are not urban enough.

Courtesy of Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects
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The project embraces these different realities in the most surreal manner. On the Inside, the overwhelming view is the only piece of decoration. The picturesque is left behind to make place for a simple, dry and heated shelter. The floor is made out of sanded concrete acquired locally, and the main energy sources are fire for heating and cooking and solar panels for a sufficient amount of electricity. On the outside, the grass grows wildly around the chalet, fences and traditional garden elements are completely missing and blinds are shut during the occupant’s absence. It is hard to find any sign of contemporary life around the place.

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DoorandWindowParts · March 21, 2012

Once an animal shelter, chalet in Swiss alps is the epitome of simple--the views decorate the place. http://t.co/ALCQoCAk #architecture

chee ping kuek · March 21, 2012

Simple yet modern.

Carlos Diaz C. · March 21, 2012

una cabaña en los alpes suizos http://t.co/BkwQHblB

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Timóteo Balabuch · August 12, 2011

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Clara Granell · August 08, 2011

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Maurice · August 06, 2011

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Alexandra Macready · August 03, 2011

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