Branching addition cuts through existing Swiss farmhouse to increase structural integrity
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To give more structural stability to this traditional farmhouse in Switzerland's Emmental region, design studio Freiluft Architektur designed a concrete structure that cuts through the entire existing building. Beside its structural role, the addition forms various spaces, shelving and storage areas. The concrete structure branches inside the old barn, allowing it to be easily converted into two residential units. Made up from board-marked concrete and extending across all three floors of the...