grey wooden framework shapes stable-like residence in swiss village

grey wooden framework shapes stable-like residence in swiss village

contemporary residential design follows swiss stable typology

 

Sandro Durrer Architecture firm constructed a two-story house in the agricultural zone of a small village in Graubünden, Switzerland. Located in Buchen village, ‘House Furggaleidis’ is surrounded by unobstructed natural scenery. Referencing the regional stables that have shaped the swiss landscape for decades, the residence forms a long and narrow wooden volume structuring a space suitable for contemporary living functions. Finely integrating into the terrain, the house builds a strong connection with its environment. Adapting its mass to the topography, ‘House Furggaleidis’ arranges the room layout accordingly.

grey wooden framework shapes stable-like residence 'furgalleidis' in swiss village
all images by Samuel Holzner

 

 

minimal gray wooden framework covers the exterior structure

 

The open attic assembles the main common areas and overlooks the natural surroundings through wide windows.

The back side connects with the highest point of the terrain and roofs a large outdoor area, allowing direct access to the garden. The ground floor arranges the layout of the private rooms forming an intimate zone supported by the dominant facade filters. The space between the facade filters and the full-height glazing gives up extra depth to the room and provides natural sun protection. The architects chose raw and pre-grayed wooden formwork to envelop the entire building, setting up a minimalist fresh appearance to the exterior that corresponds to the rest of the house’s atmosphere.

grey wooden framework shapes stable-like residence 'furgalleidis' in swiss village
‘house furgalleidis’ finely integrates into the terrain

grey wooden framework shapes stable-like residence 'furgalleidis' in swiss village
raw and pre-grayed wooden formwork envelops the entire building

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the space between the facade filters and the full-height glazing gives up extra depth to the room

grey wooden framework shapes stable-like residence 'furgalleidis' in swiss village
the residence’s structure forms a long and narrow volume

grey wooden framework shapes stable-like residence in swiss village
the main common areas overlook the natural surroundings through wide windows

grey wooden framework shapes stable-like residence in swiss village
the main common areas such as the living room, dining room and kitchen are organized on the top floor

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the facade filters provide natural sun protection

grey wooden framework shapes stable-like residence in swiss village
the attic is open to its natural surroundings through wide openings

grey wooden framework shapes stable-like residence in swiss village
‘house furggaleidis’ adapts its mass to the topography forming a strong connection with its environment

 

 

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the main living spaces occupy the open layout of the attic and maintain a calm atmosphere
the main living spaces occupy the open layout of the attic and maintain a calm atmosphere
private bathroom in the ground floor of 'house furggaleidis'
private bathroom in the ground floor of 'house furggaleidis'
referencing the regional stables the house blends with the swiss scenery
referencing the regional stables the house blends with the swiss scenery

project info:

 

name: House Furggaleidis

designer: Sandro Durrer Architecture | @sandrodurrer.architecture

photography: Samuel Holzner | @samuelholzner_fotografie

location: Graubünden, Switzerland

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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