Tiny Swiss Cottage Built From Remnants Of An Alpine Log Cabin

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Located in Flims Lieptgas in the Swiss Alps, the Refugi Lieptgas is a small cottage with pure concrete and geometry form, backed against a large rock enjoying the extreme beauty of the valley and canyon.

h/t: ideasgn. Photographs: Gaudenz Danuser, Ralph Feiner.

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With their debut project “refugi Lieptgas” the Flims architects Selina Walder and George Nickisch has caused uproar in the press.

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The cabin was intended to be from the beginning a holiday home, a maximum of two people. The inside is separated into two main areas, one for room, cook, eat and sit with a fireplace, and the other to retire ye have privacy for sleeping and bathing.

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“The idea evolved petrification. The windows should not seem too traditional to maintain the presence of the abstract image from the outside of the cabin in the woods.”, says architects.

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“Large rocks are left views. Is available everywhere, allowing them to grow molds and lichens, trees grow strong on them, forming caves for animals and witches … These rocks give the forest its peculiar character.”

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