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savioz fabrizzi architectes: maison boisset, switzerland
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jan 11, 2013
savioz fabrizzi architectes: maison boisset, switzerland


‘maison boisset’ by savioz fabrizzi architectes, swizterland
image © thomas jantscher
all images courtesy of savioz fabrizzi architectes

 

 

in a small existing cabin of 16 m2 in the alps, swiss firm savioz fabrizzi architectes renovated the ‘maison boisset’ to update the old wooden house
from its original agricultural use and take more advantage of the surrounding landscape to create a contemporary comfortable holiday home.
the exterior was left virtually untouched, save the renovation of the original parts for safety and the creation on new openings for improved solar gain
during the freezing winter months. a stone foundation spanning the height of one floor supports the wooden construction above. organized in three levels,
the entry is kept on the middle floor where the owners are greeted by the kitchen and living room. partly below ground on the steep hillside is the
children’s bedroom and bathroom, half-way embedded into the earth, with a window made in the original cattle door. the upper storey contains the
master bedroom with arguably the best views over the valley. the rugged aged exterior is contrasted drastically by the new interior, clad entirely with
larch panels with special attention to craftsmanship that creates a stunningly clean and inviting atmosphere.

 

 


view from below the site
image © thomas jantscher

 

 


several cabins exist in the small mountain hamlet
image © thomas jantscher

 

 


entrance to kids’ room
image © thomas jantscher

 

 


dining area
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large opening made in the stone wall creates a panoramic view of the mountains
image © thomas jantscher

 

 


kitchen
image © thomas jantscher

 

 


main entrance (to the right), steep stairs in an all wood interior
image © thomas jantscher

 

 


bedroom
image © thomas jantscher

 

 


kids’ bedroom
image © thomas jantscher

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


floor plan / level -1

 

 


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