House Eva Presenhuber in Vnà


Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten created this holiday house in the middle of the village of Vnà in the Lower Engadine. They used concrete as the main building material, only the inner walls and ceilings of the living and bedrooms are lined in plywood panelling to give the rooms a warmth and comfort feeling.

The house consists of three storeys connected by a single flight of stairs.The perforated wooden front door, through which daylight falls into the room, was inspired by local barn doors. The first floor accommodates three bedrooms, as well as bathrooms and lavatories facing the back hillside. The living room is located in the upper storey under the fractured planes of the flowing gabled roof which is structured and supported by the concrete fittings, including the fireplace and the kitchen. The over-dimensional oriel window is formed as a bench and captures the full majesty of the mountain landscape in a panorama.

All images © Valentin Jeck | Via: Helveticool

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