Private Client, Stallikon
Total renovation of a vintage washhouse
01 Interior Design
A weekend home outside Zurich
The clients, long-time friends of Marco Pignatelli, had for years dreamed of a small weekend house outside the city. Finally they came across a washhouse in the Repischtal, which presented the perfect real estate. The tiny house, surrounded by a modest patch of land, had to be completely renovated – with the goal to minimize its energy consumption while providing a comfortable destination. The restoration concept involved raising a new roof by 60 cm, adding new insulation adapted to historic preservation requirements, and implementing a compact stair layout to access the structure’s three floor levels. In addition, the simple choice of materials and colors added to the comfortable retreat’s natural look and feel.