Grange transformation project in Champex d’Allesse, Valais (VS) Switzerland
Location Champex d’Allesse
The intention was to open the site to the view, to light and air. Open it to space, to the scale of the surrounding landscape. The transformation is based on geometry, introducing strong elements that define and characterize the space treated as a single fluid. The square talks about framing the views, creating a succession of plans to find a dialogue between the main interior volume and the mountains, protagonists of the project.
A single central equipment bloc was introduced floating whitin the existing walls. Distribution around this main volume used a symmetry axis creating a succession of different privacies. A transition from and open terrace through a covered entry to living room and back rooms. The line of the horizon defines circulation accompanying the landscape as an extension guide into the interior space. The materiales are defined by light and call on a range of variations combining wood and concrete.