Holiday home & hotel design

A modern holiday home in the Swiss Alps invites you to linger

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The architecture office Ralph Germann Architects have one in 2012 modern holiday home in Friborg, in the Swiss Pre-Alps. The Alpenhaus was designed for a couple who wanted to live in a harmonious environment, but where there is enough space for several guests. That is why the house offers accommodation for up to 20 people.

Modern holiday home in the Swiss Alps

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Before the start of the project, the team of architects visited the area and observed the folk architecture of the foothills of the Alps. They were inspired by the local farmhouses and reflect this simplicity of shapes and construction in this alpine house. Three main materials were selected for the project – larch wood for the facades, interior design and furniture, concrete for the flooring and lime for the interior walls. The house was designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. Wood pellet heating and a floor-to-ceiling wood-burning stove provide warmth and a cozy atmosphere in all rooms.

Modern holiday home by Ralph Germann Architects

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One of the most impressive features of the house is a 35 meter long wall made of corten steel that looks like a sculpture. It is designed by the Swiss artist Thierry Kupferschmid and weighs 10 tones. Some pieces of furniture and all fittings were specially built for the house – a 12-meter-long library on the second floor, a 5-meter-high fireplace made of 8mm thick, coated steel plates in the living room. In the basement there is a wellness area and a 20 meter long pool.

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