The project started from the client's desire to completely remodel the spaces to give priority to the living area in order to be able to entertain guests without constraints. The approach was to think of the interior as a boat where every empty/full space was made into a functional space. The existing kitchen was moved away from the main façade. This unlocked the plan to free up priority space for daily use and connected the user with the main view.
The kitchen resided in the limbo of these two volumes, resulting in a material block in natural oak, which defines the entrance and living area. Concealed doors discretely hide rooms and functional spaces, leaving the formal integrity intact. The proposed design retained features of interest such as the existing timber beams where the ‘new’ is expressed in a contemporary manner. Fixed furniture and soft furnishings are made to measure.
LOCATION \ ENGADINE, SWITZERLAND
SIZE \ 150M²
STATUS \ COMPLETE
COMPLETION DATE \ DECEMBER 2020
SECTOR \ RESIDENTIAL
SERVICES \ ARCHITECTURE \ INTERIOR DESIGN
PHOTOGRAPHER \ DSL STUDIO
Knotless natural oak water-based finish
Matraia Stone honed
All windows were replaced and brought up to the latest standards. The timber all throughout the property have been sourced from an old barn that was being dismantled, after which it was refined to its original finish. The Matraia stone has been obtained through waste stone block thereby determining the size of the no.2 sinks, the bench in the bathrooms and the rest of the stone scope. All new services were introduced including an automated underfloor heating system. The wall has been finished with natural limestone render. LED lights have been introduced throughout.