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The Mountain House by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes Naturally Blends In

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: • References: sf-ar.ch and archdaily
Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes' mountain house is a gorgeously modern abode that's right at home in Switzerland's alps. The house is situated about two miles high in the Valaisan alps with what must be an incredible view.

The house was originally constructed in 1929, but with so many health and safety concerns to bring up to code, the Tracuit Mountain Hut had to be completely refurbished.

The altitude and weather conditions pose quite an issue for the building and its previous design consumed a lot of energy. Most of the old structure was deconstructed, except for a few walls, which are still used as wind barriers. The new 2013 design is much more energy-efficient and includes solar panels and its slightly irregular shape helps to combat heat loss on top of the snowy mountain.