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Rustic Mountain Architecture in Swiss Alps



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It’s almost as though this cliff-side house in Chamoson, Switzerland was built right into the landscape, melting into the rocky mountain surroundings with its jagged stone exterior and rustic features.

Architect Lawrence Savioz, who headed this home renovation, made it a priority to retain that "rustic mountain architecture" feel with the structure’s original stone facade and windows (circa 1814), which are “country” both in their look and feel.

But new elements too set the tone for this modern mountain home, including a brand new living area, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, paint shop and gallery space.

The structure’s three volumes lend themselves to separate living and working spaces, and in line with the exterior aesthetic, boast an unrefined, down-to-earth look of raw mineral materials such as natural stone and exposed concrete. The large windows frame the gorgeous mountain vistas.


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