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Parish House / Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes

  • 01:00 - 24 May, 2010
Parish House / Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes
Parish House / Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Blaise, Switzerland
  • Architects

    Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes
  • Project Manager

    Philippe von Bergen
  • Collaborators

    Angelo Melcarne, Marianne Kienholz
  • Client

    Paroisse de líEntre-deux-Lacs
  • Construction Manager

    Daniel Gobbo
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. The site in the centre of the wine-growing village of St-Blaise, is in front of the temple. Made up of four lots, it is defined by some old walls sheltering some orchards and by the presence of the vicarage.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

The project possesses two sides, the reserved one, translated by the nature of its secondary building with a two framed roof placed at the bottom of the garden, the other official one, made up of a glass façade and of a one piece overhanging facing the church.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher
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felix · May 30, 2010

don't really see anything 'elegant' about this. it looks like a garage in pic 3. could they have no put even a little arts&crafts window on the end gable?

rodger · May 25, 2010

agree with hovarrd, this is a promising looking project until you view the eves, and then the interior.
i mean really, what are you thinking? chipboard is a crap material and reads as such unless you detail with the skill of donald judd. the color of the chipboard diminishes the impact of the eves also.

hovaard · May 24, 2010

this project is so worthy of attention for it's simplicity and understated elegance. the designers should be very proud of achieving such a green and sustainable solution for real. i'm stunned, in a very good way, that this "low" design is featured by you. i will follow this group now in the news. thank-you.


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