Tranquil Swiss Alps Shelter Renovated into a Cozy Solar-Powered Retreat

by , 07/19/11
filed under: Architecture

Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects, livestock shelter, solar power, low carbon footprint, locally acquired materials, sustainable development, green design, sustainable design, switzerland, Herens district, eco-design

Locally-acquired sanded concrete was used to give the near-dilapidated shelter a little more structure and stability without compromising the original design, and the building was left completely free of decoration save the incredible view. Most of the heat and cooking is sourced from firewood, while the electricity is delivered by a single solar panel at the back of the home. It’s impossible to not feel jealous of the family who gets to call this amazing place their second home!

+ Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects

images courtesy of Tonatiuh Ambrosetti and Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects.

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