Remodeling a rustic home to suit a modern lifestyle is challenging, but a result like the one shown below is definitely worth it. Savioz Fabrizzi Architecte renovated a rural stone building dating back to the 1800s. The Swiss residence in Chamoson was intended to become a modern home that displays its three adjacent areas on different levels. With an appealing rugged facade pierced by original window apertures and new glazing drawing light deep inside, this fascinating renovation is perfectly integrated in the exceptional surroundings.
“The imposing proximity of the rocks and its stone construction lend this building a unity with its surroundings and a very strong mineral character. The renovation project seeks to maintain and reinforce this character, emphasizing the existing stone structure while using concrete for the parts to be replaced, in order to create a completely mineral feel to the whole.”
Without interfearing with the exterior appearance too much, architects applied an insulating layer of concrete based on foamed recycled glass on the inside – it acts like the new load-bearing structure. What used to be timber weatherboarding was replaced with insulating concrete imprinted with the original timber texture. Thermal insulation, controlled ventilation and energy from renewable sources make up the ecological features of this fabulous modern home.