The cottage is a hideaway. It offers a retreat that turns introverted away from the world and at the same time for its inhabitants the spectacular view of the valley stages.
The hideaway is located on a steep slope. As a small wooden house, it is stored on a compact "stone" pedestal, similar to alpine buildings, around which the mountain meadow spreads.
The polygonal floor space of the house is covered by a pitched roof, which is pulled down on the slope and access sides. From these pages the house appears small, it ducks low; its volume could be interpreted as agricultural utility.
On the not visible side of the valley, however, offers a different picture: The polygonal roof rises to the valley and opens in a generous gable that culminates in the chimney. The geometry of the house forms an obtuse-angled inner corner to this side. This area, completely secluded from insights, is supported by a cantilevered terrace off the living area, providing a spectacular vantage point into the dramatic expanse of the landscaped space.
The opening behavior of the facades corresponds to this two-sidedness:
While the visible façades on the slope side are largely closed and only broken through the narrow access door and a few small windows, the house opens to the "hidden" south side with a spacious, floor-to-ceiling ribbon window that traces the polygonal settlement of the building, to the view into the valley.
The ground plan organization - along the room-high hinge window - is conceived as a fluently zoned one-room for two residents. A strongly differentiated cut distinguishes the individual areas and thus creates generosity despite the scarce footprint.
A slope located on the slope opens up the living and dining room with kitchenette.
This extra-large room opens up under the rising roof and breathes generosity.
Due to the rising roof and the generous band window in contrast to the closed rear, the living space receives a strong focus on the view into the valley. The sliding doors of the hinge window incorporate the cantilevered terrace into the living space. From the high living area leads into the "fireplace room". This area occupies the inner corner of the house and is the most intimate part of the room sequence. With its greatly reduced ceiling height and closed two-sided back wall, the space offers a sheltered angle, from the built-in sofas both the fire in the inner corner and the view of the valley can be considered.
From the fireplace room, the room sequence continues into the sleeping area. There, the ceiling opens again below the lower roof. Even the bedroom is connected by the continuous band window to the terrace; from the bed you have a view of the valley. The sleeping area is part of the open room sequence, but can be separated by a sliding door as a separate room. The inglenook acts as a buffer between the living area and the bedroom.
The archaic drama of the small hideout in the landscape is also reflected in the materials used:
The compact base is made of exposed concrete with a rough board scarf surface.
The superimposed wooden house is clad with rough wooden planks in Stülpschalung. This wood is carbonated, d. H. The surface was flamed until the upper layer was formed as black charcoal - a rough and archaic treatment that stopped the weathering process of the wood. As with a Köhler hut, the chimney of the central chimney forms the vertical end of the gable - it too is clad in black wood.
Inside, the archaic materialization continues in refined form:
A continuous floor covering with polygonal slabs of split-gray greenish shimmering quartzite runs through the continuum of all spatial areas.
The interior walls, which are white in the upper area, are intimated by the user with a warm wooden paneling. Few selected color and material accents complete the picture.Get the full listing »