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Roduit House Transformation (2005) by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes | The Hardt
Located in Chamoson, Switzerland, Roduit House Transformation (2005) by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes. This building was constructed in stages from 1814 onwards and was used as a rural house. It is made up of three adjacent areas on different levels. On the ground floor, it is crossed by an access way which indicates the presence of a former right of way to the next-door building. The imposing proximity of the rocks and its stone construction allows the structure to blend seamlessly into its surroundings. The renovation seeks to maintain and reinforce this character, by emphasizing the existing stone structure while using concrete for the parts to be replaced, in order to create a completely mineral feel to the entire project
The exterior volume has not been changed. The stone has been preserved and lined inside with an insulating layer of concrete based on foamed recycled glass (misapor). This insulating lining forms the new load-bearing structure and reinforces the old stone walls while providing thermal insulation. The parts of the façade formerly constructed of timber weatherboarding have been replaced by a monolithic wall of insulating concrete with formwork which reproduces the former texture of the timber.
The window apertures have been retained and some larger windows added in order to let more natural light into the main interior spaces and to provide views over the surrounding landscape. These new windows are flush with the exterior in order to minimize their impact on the volume of the building, as well as to emphasize and make good use of the substantial thickness of the walls. In harmony with the exterior, the interior is formed from unrefined mineral materials, with its natural stone, exposed concrete, and polished screed floors. Only a few elements, such as the kitchen or the sanitary fittings, are in contrast to this character
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