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WALTENSBURG

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A HOUSE ON THE MOUNTAIN


Program:     Vacation home


YEAR:        2007 - 2008, COMPLETED

TYPE:        conversion & Addition

CLIENT:      PRIVATE

LOCATION:    WALTENSBURG,GR


CONTENT:     © ILAI



WALTENSBURG IS A SMALL COMMUNITY IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE ENGADIN SITUATED ON A STEEP AND FURROWED SOUTH SLOPE. ON CLEAR DAYS ONE CAN SEE DOWN THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE VALLEY.


THE HOUSE WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT IN 1979 AND WAS IN A POOR STATE AS IT NEITHER POSSESSED AN ADEQUATE INSULATION NOR A WORKING HEATING SYSTEM.


WE MODIFIED THE INTERNAL LAYOUT, ADDED A WOODEN FACADE, IMPROVED IT’S ENERGETIC FOOTPRINT AND CHANGED THE WHOLE ENSEMBLE BY ADDING A MASSIVE TERRACE.


THE NEW TERRACE ACTS AS AN AMPLIFIER FOR THE SURROUNDINGS AS IT’S MAIN DIRECTION DERIVES FROM ONE PARTICULAR LINE IN THE TOPOGRAPHY WHERE THE TERRAIN BEGINS TO DROP INTO THE VALLEY AND OUT OF SIGHT. THIS MOVE CREATED A SPACE BETWEEN THE BUILDING AND THE ENVIRONMENT, QUITE LIKE AN OBSERVATION DECK.

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