In a small village called Les Jeurs, Lacroix Chessex Architectes built this house that reflects the Valais-style “raccard” (a hut for storing grain). The cottage is built on a concrete base that is lifted above the ground. To preserve the existing slope, architects divided the building into two parts that are separated by an angle of 45 degrees towards the valley. The two parts are connected by the entrance on the mountain side. The house can be seen from two different angles: from the mountain side you will only see a single M-shaped silhouette that reflects the form of the mountain, while looking from the valley side, you will see a two volumes raised from the ground. Two panoramic windows allow to enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Photos by Joël Tettamanti