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Holiday House on the Rigi Scheidegg

Holiday House on the Rigi Scheidegg

Architect
Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten ETH/BSA
Location
Scheidegg, CH-6442 Gersau, Switzerland | View Map
Project Year
2004
Category
Private Houses
Valentin Jeck

Holiday House on the Rigi Scheidegg

Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten ETH/BSA as Architects

The building was arranged on the periphery of the property so that the distance to the neighbouring houses wasas large as posssible and so that the option of constructing another building could be left open. The concretecellar anchors the building in the sloping terrain and houses the entrance area and the technical servicing, ontop of which is the wooden volume of the building which appears something like a ship. This floor juts out to agreat extent towards the east so that a covered, protected entrance is created._The concrete chimney of theopen fireplace rises like a mast out of the cellar, and together with a concrete wall forms the bracing backbonebehind which the two single-flight staircases connect the 3 storeys. On the ground floor is a large living roomspread over two different levels and with different ceiling heights. The deliberately low area containing thekitchen in fact creates a spatial feeling like that generated in the low parlours in mountain huts. The 5-meter longfixed-glazed panorama window, which frames the breathtaking view like a picture, nevertheless introduces acontemporary modernity. The polygonal plan form makes a differentiated spatial division possible and gives theopen fireplace its particular status at the widest spot in the room.

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