Contemporary alpine residence designed in 2012 by Ralph Germann Architectes located in Fribourg, Switzerland.

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Description by Ralph Germann Architectes Ralph Germann architectes designed this alpine home for a pair who wished to reside in a harmonious setting, however there was a prerequisite that it might additionally comfortably deal with gatherings of 20 individuals. The architects approached the temporary by visiting the environment, observing the vernacular structure of the pre-alps. The general design was impressed by the simplicity of types and volumes of the native farms. Ralph Germann architectes chosen three key supplies for the undertaking: larch (facades, inside furnishings and fixtures), concrete and lime (inside partitions). The home was designed as ecological as attainable, putting in a heating system that makes use of a wooden pellet range. One of probably the most spectacular options of the home is the 35m lengthy “Wall sculpture” realized by Swiss artist Thierry Kupferschmid in Corten metal, which brings poetry to the doorway alley. Some furnishings and all inside fixtures have been customized constructed for the home. A 12m lengthy library was designed on the 2nd flooring and the 5m excessive hearth within the within the dwelling space has been constructed with 8mm thick plates of laminated metal. The basement of the home incorporates a spa space and a 20 meter lengthy swimming pool. Visit Ralph Germann Architectes

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