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

savioz fabrizzi architectes: maison boisset, switzerland

‘maison boisset’ by savioz fabrizzi architectes, swizterlandimage © thomas jantscher

 

 

 

swiss firm savioz fabrizzi architectes has renovated the ‘maison boisset’ to update an 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 siteimage © thomas jantscher

several cabins exist in the small mountain hamletimage © thomas jantscher

entrance to kids’ roomimage © thomas jantscher

dining areaimage © thomas jantscher

large opening made in the stone wall creates a panoramic view of the mountainsimage © thomas jantscher

kitchenimage © thomas jantscher

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

bedroomimage © thomas jantscher

kids’ bedroomimage © thomas jantscher

 

 

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  • Love the contrast in the rough exterior vernacular and the minimal yet warm interior. When can i move in??!

    pg says:
  • Fantastica! Great Work, simple, cosy,
    Congratulations 🙂

    tiago says:
  • Amazing…the bedroom and the windows are great….but the stairs hmmm i have doubts.

    Sergio says:
  • Great Work! So beautiful!

    balik says:
  • Really nice article.

    sikafashion says:
  • do not use the stairs while wearing ski shoes !

    s says:
  • I love the juxtaposition of the rough hewn exterior to the slick interior. Very nice!

    Mike Jackson says:
  • Those are some crazy stairs.

    LincolnHo says:
  • Beautiful magnifique rien a dire c’est parfait

    Cedrinch says:
  • Nice job !! one of my favorite houses of the year.
    Only one comment… I would have chosen another material for the interiors, I think it looks kind of fake… like veneer wood.
    I don’t know, maybe is a matter of taste but I’m missing some knots.
    Congratulations !!

    ernest says:

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