Minimalism atop the Swiss Alps
In an idyllic village in Val d’Hérens, Switzerland sits a chalet made of concrete. Decked in wooden upper levels by Savioz Fabrizzi Architects to match the many barns in the area, this look continues into the chalet’s interiors.
Concrete is the heart and base of this cabin, tying together the basic lounge and dining spaces that encircle it, also involving the four upper levels and bathrooms.
Chalet Val D’hérens’ strategic location in the gives inhabitants ample natural light throughout the day. This minimalist home living presents various majestic viewpoints, like a nearby village in the northwest and valleys and mountains in the south and east.
Despite being planted on a steep slope, the hill where this cottage was built only wonderfully brings minute effect to the terrain. Continuing with even more concrete, a terrace made of it reaches from the ground floor for outdoor enjoyment.
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Photography by Thomas Jantscher