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Mountain House By studio razavi architecture as Architects

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In this highly preserved Alpine valley, stringent architectural guidelines allow for very little freedom of architectural expression. Everything from building height/width ratio to roof slope, via building material and window sizes are strictly controlled to enforce what is locally perceived as patrimony protection but de facto creating camp architecture, endlessly mimicking traditional mountain homes.

In order to circumvent these limitations we took great care in analyzing local historical buildings so as to understand what their forms accomplished functionally and how they shaped the local architectural culture. We then integrated this information into our design, simply avoiding all artificial and/or obsolete…


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Project details
Location ManigodRhone-AlpesFrance
Program Type Private House
Year Build completed in the year 2016
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Involve Companies
Architects studio razavi architecture
Photographers Olivier MARTIN GAMBIER
Photographers Simone Bossi Photographer
Manufacturers Hormann
Manufacturers Sika
Manufacturers Mirage
Manufacturers THPG - Thomas Hoof Produktgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Manufacturers Fondis
Manufacturers Schmidt
Manufacturers Dornbracht
Manufacturers Alape
Manufacturers Duravit

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