Concrete Cabin envy

Refugi Lieptgas is a holiday cabin in the Swiss Alps designed by Selina Walder & Georg Nikisch at Nickisch Sano Walder Architects.  At first glance this looks like a wooden cabin but closer inspection shows that those grooves are actually concrete, the previous building was used as, for want of a better word, a mold for the concrete.

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For more photographs of the interior, and the back with lashings of snow, click here.

There could be a Swiss trend happening here, below is a 200 year old wood and stone home in Linescio, Switzerland

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which looks untouched but …inside, voila…

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has been reconstructed with layered concrete by Buchner Brundler Architects.  Photos by Ruedi Walti       Buchner Bründler Architekten

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About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 17 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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2 Responses to Concrete Cabin envy

  1. wildsherkin says:

    Ruth! This is amazing. I’m thinking of torching our little bolt hole as I write…☺️

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