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.
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
which looks untouched but …inside, voila…
has been reconstructed with layered concrete by Buchner Brundler Architects. Photos by Ruedi Walti Buchner Bründler Architekten