Community Shelter / frundgallina

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  • Architects: frundgallina
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Milo Keller
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  horgenglarus
Community Shelter / frundgallina - Facade
© Milo Keller

Text description provided by the architects. Implanted between two historic stone buildings, in an exceptional place, the new building is characterised by a volume inserted into the ground and emerging at both ends at different altitudes. Its size and orientation are precisely defined by the topography of the site. The upper terrace, old area of milking cows, retains its character and proportions of origin.

Community Shelter / frundgallina - Image 8 of 13
© Milo Keller

The volumetric impact on this remarkable site is reduced. It boils down to the appearance on the surface of two precise and mineral shapes, abstract marks and isolated contextual scale. These emergences define the access to the main space and bring the natural light as differentiated way.

Community Shelter / frundgallina - Windows, Forest
© Milo Keller

 For its physical, properties, the concrete, here used in its simplest form, replaced the stone. At the time wall and roof, it expresses multiple possibilities of use. The strong mineral expression becomes the dominant feature of the new construction and gives the building a real authenticity and established a particular dialogue between tradition and modernity.

Community Shelter / frundgallina - Table, Chair
© Milo Keller

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Address:Mollens, Switzerland

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Cite: "Community Shelter / frundgallina" 06 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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