Barn Conversion by Freiluft Architektur in Rüegsauschachen, Switzerland

Barn Conversion by Freiluft Architektur in Rüegsauschachen, Switzerland

Architects: Freiluft Architektur
Location: Rüegsauschachen, Switzerland
Year: 2015
Area: 2.583 ft²/ 240 m²
Photo courtesy: David Aebi
Description:

“How on earth does one come up with the idea of pouring a huge amount of concrete into an Emmental farmhouse? Certainly, one could find several practical reasons (statics, thermal storage mass or the like…).

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For us, the house needed something rough and immediate, something that could build up its own world in the former barn and hayloft.

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A concrete object now cuts through all three floors and supports the old roof. In addition to its structural qualities, it holds all the bathrooms and kitchen accommodations, as well as cabinets and storage space. Large windows open up the view into the impressive attic.”

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