Art & Architecture + [modern]

House Presenhuber — holiday house
modern house design, interior design
This holiday house is located in the middle of the village of Vnà in the Lower Engadine. The particular challenge of the project was to bridge the divide between the old-world charm of the village and the modern flair embodied in a holiday house for an internationally successful art gallery owner. In urban planning terms, the building closed a permanent gap in the village structure whilst the dimensions correspond to those of the adjacent houses.
modern house design, interior design
modern house design, interior design
modern house design, interior design
Over time the village was periodically hit by fires, meaning that the original timber structures disappeared and were replaced by the stone houses that give the settlement its indigenous character today. The resulting massiveness of the walls has a great similarity with traditional means of building and enabled the typical corbels of the window reveals. The windows are arranged according to interior criteria, giving the façade an informal appearance typical of old Engadine houses.
modern house design, interior design
modern house design, interior design
Finally, the traditional and modernist elements of the sculptural volume blend into a unified whole. The interplay between simplicity, rural straightforwardness and contemporary comfort and architectural sophistication lend the house a very specific character, which pays respect to the village without being obsequious.

Architects: AFGH
Location: CH-7557 Vnà, GR, Switzerland
Project year: 2006-2007
Construction year: 2006-2007
Client: Eva Presenhuber
Planners: Jon Andrea Könz
Budget: 900.000 CHF (US $866.551)
Constructed Area: 224 sqm
Photographs: Valentin Jeck

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