holiday house
S-chanf, Switzerland

project: 2005 - 2008
construction: 2009 - 2010
client: private
project design: luca gazzaniga architetti

The initial idea was to maintain the traditional image of the houses of the Engadina without imposing radical and invasive changes. The external envelope was reproposed with a mother-of-pearl render endowed with “porosity” and “depth”. Inside, new walls laid out in relation to the original structure with respect for the existing vaults and a number of important spaces in the tradition of the Engadinese house enable the domestic space to be divided into a series of different settings, each with their own recognisable pattern in which timber and masonry are alternated in a play of solid and void, heavy and light.