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#187;#Nickisch Sano Walder Architects has deconstructed an Alpine log cabin to create the framework for a stark concrete hideaway with the same footprint and form as its predecessor »

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Nickisch Sano Walder Arch.: "Refugi Lieptgas", concrete house, Flims-Dorf (CH), 2013. Deconstructed alpine log cabin to create framework for stark concrete hideaway w. same footprint/form as its predecessor. Like wooden hut from distance. Logs of block construction as formwork for concrete. -> Fossilized version of old barn.

Situated in Flims, in the Swiss Alps, the 40-square-metre house known as Concrete Cabin replaces an aged log cabin to provide a holiday home for up to two people. | Photo: bathroom details

"Set within the forested region of Karuizawa, this weekend retreat was built by Iida Archiship Studio with a sense of true Japanese elegant minimalist design"