25, October, 2009
Architect: Valerio Olgiati
Location: Scharans, Switzerland
The Atelierhouse for Linard Bardill occupies the place of a former barn in the old center of Scharans. To get a planning permission for constructing the new building in the protected historical villagescape, the volume of the old barn had to be rebuilt. As an atelier where he can work properly Linard Bardill does not even need a third of the footprint of the old stable.
The missing volume is surrounded by a red concrete wall covered with myriad of ornaments. This walled room in the random geometry of the old barn receives an unexpected monumentality in this clustered surrounding by a gigantic elliptical opening in the roof.