Ralph Germann’s architects succeeded in transforming an old army building in Sion, Switzerland into an ultra-modern log cabin. The owner of the arsenal wanted to turn this army building built during the Second World War into a livable and comfortable place.
Hut in the woods with beautiful terrace and magnificent views
The architect Ralph Germann inserted a glass cube in the old structure which means that he managed not to touch the patina of the walls and preserved the roof and the historical details such as the sign “Charge maximum of 1500kg to m2 “which was on one of the walls. Having this desire to preserve this testimony from the past, the architect used only very solid simple materials including larch, slate, glass, and metal. Thanks to this the cabin has turned into a timeless habitat. To soften the austere atmosphere that could have this old army building, Ralph Germann put on bright colors that surprise as soon as one gets home – like the fuchsia color.
The beautiful dining room of the cabin
This design, which above all is very functional, focuses on light and space. To succeed in preserving the space, Germann drew another cube but this time in wood and placed it in the heart of the glass cube. In this second wooden cube are the toilets, the cupboards and even the folding bed which optimizes the space of the measuring room which is only 49 m2. A large window is there to ensure the light and the view outside which is superb.