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Stable conversion in the Minergie P-eco standard, Zizers

From a cow shed to a modern house in the Minergie P-ECO standard.

What used to serve the husbandry of a farm in the middle of Zizers, today offers a young family a comfortable home thanks to the optimal utilisation of space under Swiss rebuilding laws. The cow shed was stripped down to the foundation walls at the beginning of 2009 in order to serve later as the base for a new timber construction in the Minergie-P-ECO standard. Thanks to the combination of new and old the house blends perfectly into the village character of Zizers. In the basement – once a cow shed at access road level – there is an extensive entrance area as well as a garage with car and bicycle parking. A staircase leads into the upper realms of the house. Living room, kitchen and the master bedroom including en suite bathroom are located on the ground floor. Direct access to the outdoors is possible here via a large roof terrace. The two children's bedrooms with associated WC and a shower are located on the top floor, reached via a generously-sized open gallery. The house offers an outstanding living climate thanks to the high incidence of light and the environmentally friendly materialisation on all floors.

COLLABORATION: Andi Plozza and Urs Geiger

Architect

Andreas Egger

Büro für Architektur und Bauberatung
Lürlibadstrasse 91
7000 Chur
Switzerland

+41 (0)81 284 06 54 Email Contact To the webpage

Timber construction

Tscharner Holzbau AG

Im Löösli
Sagastägstrasse 96
7220 Schiers
Switzerland

+41 (0)81 328 11 43 Email Contact To the webpage