maison savioz, giète-délé,
maître de l'ouvrage :
monya et laurent savioz
de vacances, séjour-cuisine, wc-douche, dortoirs, cave
volume sia 116 :
this barn, built in 1882 in the middle of the fields,
was used for housing during the pasture season. In 1980, the addition of a
floor and the roof transformation modified its appearance and its allocation significantly;
the building became then a holiday home.
Our new intervention reveals the history of this building by showing all
the materials used for the façade over the years. The original stones, the
bricks added in the eighties and the contemporary concrete modifications are
disclosed and a dark painting makes all these raw textures uniform.
Far from the smooth appearance of some holiday chalets, the facade
treatment reminds the functional aspect of the ancient barn, rather rudimentary
In a site surrounded by fields and forest, the living room opens to the
nature. 4 boxes covered with dark wood emphasize the corners of the spaces.
They are separated with large widows from floor to ceiling which can be wide
open, extending the spaces to the outside.
The grey shades of the inner materials reinforce the framings and
contrast with the landscape. A wood stove along with solar cells guarantee the
condition before conversion - west facade