La Tonnelle Wine Tasting Room Tucks Into the Terraced Cliffs of Switzerland

by , 08/27/11
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

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The design scheme integrates the tasting rooms into the land, emulating the rocky cliff where grape vines enjoy the warm and moisture-laden air. The multi-level building has few exterior clues as to its use. The concrete walls use a new system which emulates the aged character of the landscape. Local stone is set in the concrete, and the surface is scratched before setting up to give the walls a rough, natural finish. This handmade exterior is a reflection of the copious stone work in the region.

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