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Barn and Dwelling G / Aeby Aumann Emery architectes

  • 01:00 - 14 February, 2014
Barn and Dwelling G / Aeby Aumann Emery architectes
Barn and Dwelling G  / Aeby Aumann Emery architectes, © Corinne Cuendet
© Corinne Cuendet

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Corinne Cuendet + 15

  • Construction of the framework wood of housing

    Gutknecht Holzbau AG
  • Construction of the framework wood of the rural

    Farmwood
  • Realization of the frontage of housing

    Gutknecht Holzbau AG
  • Realization of the frontage and the cover of the rural

    Farmwood
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Floor Plan

Text description provided by the architects. The creation of a barn and dwelling G in Villarepos, Switzerland is dipped in a rural scenery of outstanding beauty.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

Situated on the outskirts of the village, the plot counts two different volumes: a family house and an outbuilding in the form of a cattle barn.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

Set in the middle of the fields, the buildings question the way of living in an exceptional landscape and on the architectural expression of a farm in the 21st century.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

Six concrete blades support the dwelling, that appears to be floating on the fields.

© Corinne Cuendet
© Corinne Cuendet

The one-storey house has no supplementary outdoor constructions, to limit as much as possible to disrupt the natural lines of the landscape, and preserve  a precious yet fragile environment.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

The location of this agricultural unit, its typology and the singularity of the materials used, offer a clear interpretation of the sustainable development and integration of a contemporary architecture in a rural environment.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

Two rectangular volumes integrate the bedrooms, bathrooms and technical units, and delineate the living room and the kitchen, which open widely on the surrounding environment. Besides the two volumes, the kitchen and the living are defined by large glass panes that also give shape to the patio in between, as well as to two smaller terraces at the extremities of the platform. 

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

The corrugated fibre cement boards that cover the entire house sides that are not out of glass have been employed as formwork to give to the internal wall of the living room the same corrugated shape.

© Corinne Cuendet
© Corinne Cuendet

The heating of the house is provided by a geothermal heat pump. Domestic water is heated by solar panels situated on the roof.

© Corinne Cuendet
© Corinne Cuendet

The dwelling and barn G of Villarepos draw inspiration from the natural sourroundings. The farm manages to successfully combine function and architectural forms, and leave an atypical imprint without compromising the scenery.


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Cite: "Barn and Dwelling G / Aeby Aumann Emery architectes" 14 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/476546/barn-and-dwelling-g-aeby-aumann-emery-architectes/> ISSN 0719-8884
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