Balliswil Citadel / LVPH Architectes
Textual content description supplied by the architects. In the midst of the fields, 6km from Fribourg Cathedral, lies the hamlet of Balliswil, consisting of a number of agricultural buildings and a manor home referred to as the “Château de Balliswil.” The LVPH architects’ workplace proposes a division into three residences comparable to the present variety of entrances to the château. Nonetheless, this division is reversible, and the renovation is handled collectively to make sure the unity of the positioning.
To spotlight traces of the previous, it was chosen to intervene solely on the lacking components. The intervention is marked by the systematic use of two supplies: fir wooden and brass. These supplies are “tender” sufficient to be marked by time and use, with the ensuing patina changing into a component of the mission. Stable fir wooden is current within the type of stained and assembled 4cm x 4cm sq. bars.
This straightforward and cost-effective materials (tile battens) is used to create flooring, ceilings, partitions, bogs, furnishings, and kitchens that would not be preserved throughout dismantling. Their meeting in panels creates a particular sample and molding. Customized-designed furnishings for every room meets the conservation necessities, permitting future occupants’ tools to be positioned away from the partitions and frescoes.
The furnishings serves a number of functions: benches, chaise lounges, espresso tables, headboards, storage, and screens. Brass is selectively utilized in moist areas. It’s waxed on the fittings however left untreated when used for custom-designed sanitary tools. This brasswork allowed the creation of sinks, washbasins, toilet equipment, cleaning soap dishes, trays, and so forth. The toilet partitions are partially coated with plates that replicate mild irregularly and can darken over time with use.