Balliswil Citadel / LVPH Architectes
Textual content material description provided by the architects. Within the midst of the fields, 6km from Fribourg Cathedral, lies the hamlet of Balliswil, consisting of plenty of agricultural buildings and a manor residence known as the “Château de Balliswil.” The LVPH architects’ office proposes a division into three residences comparable to the current number of entrances to the château. Nonetheless, this division is reversible, and the renovation is dealt with collectively to ensure the unity of the positioning.
To highlight traces of the earlier, it was chosen to intervene solely on the missing elements. The intervention is marked by the systematic use of two provides: fir wood and brass. These provides are “tender” ample to be marked by time and use, with the following patina turning into a element of the mission. Steady fir wood is present inside the kind of stained and assembled 4cm x 4cm sq. bars.
This easy and cost-effective supplies (tile battens) is used to create flooring, ceilings, partitions, bogs, furnishings, and kitchens that may not be preserved all through dismantling. Their assembly in panels creates a specific pattern and molding. Personalized-designed furnishings for each room meets the conservation requirements, allowing future occupants’ instruments to be positioned away from the partitions and frescoes.
The furnishings serves plenty of features: benches, chaise lounges, espresso tables, headboards, storage, and screens. Brass is selectively utilized in moist areas. It’s waxed on the fittings nonetheless left untreated when used for custom-designed sanitary instruments. This brasswork allowed the creation of sinks, washbasins, bathroom gear, cleansing cleaning soap dishes, trays, and so forth. The bathroom partitions are partially coated with plates that replicate delicate irregularly and might darken over time with use.